The Reed City Library’s second annual Jingle Bell Walk-a-thon brought the sound of bells to the halls of Reed City High School.

Eighteen sponsored walkers, which included seven children, spent the evening walking laps to raise money in support of the library’s new building project.

Each seven laps calculates to about a mile and most participants logged in at least 14 individual laps. Together, though, they walked a total of 324 laps, equaling 46 miles, which is more than last year’s event.

This year’s total money raised so far is $551.

All money donated that night through sponsorships of the walkers goes towards the library’s fund to move to its new location.

The fundraising committee continues to work on events for the community to be involved, though donations can be made at anytime.

Follow the progress of the New Library Project on the RCPL’s website,