Free gift wrapping event this weekend, courtesy of library group

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library will be offering free gift wrapping, with some restrictions, at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library as part of Shop Small Saturday this weekend.

The event will take place in the Cornelia White Community Room from 11 AM until 4PM on Saturday, November 27. It is being held in an effort to give back to the community and support the merchants during this holiday season.

Shoppers are welcome to bring in up to three items to be wrapped for free, with receipt showing proof of purchase that day from a Palm Springs merchant. There will be gift bags in at least three sizes (some size restrictions apply) and wrapping paper for pre-boxed items.

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“This is a great opportunity for the Friends to say ‘Thank You’ to all the local merchants for their support of the Library” said Nanci Morrison, president of the Friends of the Palm Springs Library. “It is also another opportunity for us to serve the community and bring them into the downtown Library!”

The Friends will also have their colorful 50th anniversary merchandise displayed and for sale that day. T-shirts come in child and adult sizes and a variety of colors. An apron and a tote bag are also available for purchase. Prices for the merchandise vary and proceeds help pay for the care of the koi pond at the library and other library programs.

Friends of the Palm Springs Library raise funds for the library through daily and annual book sales, special events, planned giving, annual dues and grants. The Friends are also a registered charity with, making it possible, if selected when shopping online, for a percentage of most of the purchases made to go to the Friends of the Palm Springs Library! 

The Friends mission is to support the library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings, and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts, and memorials. The Friends also raise awareness about the library and are the link between the library and the community and its elected officials.  The Friends support programs that encourage reading, culture, and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community. To learn more about the Friends or how to become a member go to

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