Fall is well and truly here. The sights and sounds of the season are all around us. Trees stand bare against the sky while the drone of leaf blowers fills the air. The days are crisp and cool, and at night, the comforting aroma of wood smoke reminds us of hearth and home. It will soon be time to turn back the clocks, turn up the thermostats and start planning those holiday dinners. But wait! Before we plunge head long into the holidays, there’s one more event that marks the season – the Friends’ of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale.
We are fortunate that our Friends of the Library host two sales each year – one in the Fall and the other in the Spring. Both events are important sources of income for the library. We depend on these book sales to help defray expenses. Funds are used to purchase museum and zoo passes and support our children’s summer reading program. Our Friends work many long hours to organize, sort and sell hundreds of items for each sale.
Generous donations are the key to a successful book sale. So now is the time to clean out that closet, organize those shelves and liberate yourself of excess clutter. The library happily accepts books, compact discs, videos, audiobooks, children’s books and paperbacks for the sale. Consider donating your items for this worthy cause. There are several reasons you should.
Book sales are a bargain. Library book sales make ownership of books affordable to everyone. You can spend a lot or spend a little, and still go home with a bag full of books. Book sales promote recycling – much better for someone else to read the book than to discard it completely. Book sales promote a sense of community. By donating your items, you become part of the larger effort to support library service in our community. And finally, book sales are fun. You never know what you’ll find – a new bestseller, an old favorite from your childhood, a book long out of print.
We know that money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy books, and that’s sort of the same thing. Get your bit of happiness at the Friends’ of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5. Doors open at 10:00. For more information, contact the library at 508.823.1344.