West metro town briefs: Books and CDs sought for Book'Em sale

  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 2:18 PM


Books and CDs sought for Book’Em sale

Book’Em, the annual sale that benefits crime prevention efforts in Bloomington, is seeking donations of books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles for its June 7 to 21 sale.

Items can be dropped off during normal business hours through June 5 at Bloomington Civic Plaza, city elementary schools, the Jefferson and Kennedy high school activity centers, Southdown and Valley West shopping centers and other locations.

This year’s sale is at 810 W. 78th St., Richfield, the former Border’s Books site at Lyndale Avenue S. and Interstate 494. Donations will be accepted there from April 25 to June 13, Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, additional drop-off sites and a list of items that will not be accepted, go to www.bcpamn.org, e-mail bookem@bcpamn.org or call 952-220-2537.

State of the City discussion is April 9

Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead will discuss his 2014 State of the City presentation April 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Av. S.

Coffee and treats will be provided. Reservations are required by calling 952-563-4944, TTY 952-563-4933 or e-mailing reservations@bloom ingtonmn.gov.


Water conservation contest begins

Throughout April, Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens is challenging Eden Prairie residents to conserve water, energy and natural resources by participating in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The free online contest is a friendly competition between cities across the nation to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Eden Prairie residents can make online pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com.

The winning cities can qualify for prizes, including a Toyota Prius, Toro smart irrigation controllers, low-flow shower heads, gift cards and water-saving products. For more information, go to edenprairie.org/livinggreen.


Excelsior Library’s book sale is Saturday

Several thousand used books for adults and kids will be on sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19 in Excelsior.

The selection includes fiction and nonfiction in hardcover and paperback and other media. Some materials were withdrawn from the library system while others were donated. Most items will be priced at $1 or less. Customers using scanners must pay a $5 fee.

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