Friends of the Sechelt Library are bringing back a community favourite — books fairs.
Instead of one blow out sale per year, a series of book fairs will be held throughout the summer every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the Sechelt Farmers’ Market held outside on Cowrie Street.
The book fairs begin Saturday, July 7 and continue July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1.
In addition to the usual offerings (books, music, movies, etc.) there will be tickets available for the Friends' yearly raffle for great prizes like food baskets and rounds of golf. Money raised by the Friends is used to help the chief librarian run programs and buy specialized equipment for the library in addition to what can be supported by the annual operating budget.
To make the book fairs a success, the Friends need recent, well cared-for books for adults and children. They need the same kind of books that you are looking to buy — fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, DVDs and so on that are interesting, in good condition and would appeal to you and your friends and neighbours.
Bring your donations to the box marked “donations” in the foyer of the library near the elevator.
If you have a large number of items to donate contact them in advance, as they would be overjoyed if someone could provide long-term storage for books or if you would otherwise like to help them out.
To volunteer at the book fairs or to become a Friend of the library, contact Sandra Friedman at 604-885-5998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.