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UFFDA! Upsala and the Big Book Giveaway
It took a year of collecting, but Great River Regional Library ~Upsala handed out 75 free books to area residents during the annual UFFDA community celebration parade on Saturday, Aug. 13. Branch Manager Wanda Erickson had collected the books over the course of a year by writing for publishers' free give-aways advertised in trade publications. Erickson and Library Aide Taunja Warga took to the streets during the mile-long parade to inform watchers about the library system, hand out hours cards and give away free books. "People were thrilled to get a free book from their library. We were excited to give them away!" commented Warga.