REED CITY — To help kick off 2014, members of the Reed City Public Library are hosting the "New Year, New You: Library Walk," which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Reed City High School.

The annual fundraiser allows the community to help in three ways. Attendees can simply show up the night of the walk, participate and donate, can sponsor a library employee or can gain sponsors themselves. Sponsor envelopes can be picked up at the library, at 410 W. Upton Ave. The money raised will help go toward renovations inside the library building, purchased in 2010, that sits next to the Michigan State Police post on Chestnut Street.

"It's really fun," said Reed City Public Library Director Heather Symon. "We have a variety of ages that participate and everyone goes at their own pace."

Walkers are welcome to bring strollers for children, mp3 players, water bottles and other items to keep them motivated and healthy during the event. The more people who attend, the better, Symon said. Walking will take place in the high school hallways.

"It's one of my favorite fundraisers of the year," she added. "I like the informality of the walk and it's a great family event."

The event typically generates between $500 and $1,500. This year, Symon hopes for at least $1,000.

For more information, contact the Reed City Public Library at (231) 832-2131.