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Too Many Books? Pish Posh!

Is it possible to have too many books? The Friends Fall Used Book Sale is just around the corner, so it’s a timely question. Let’s ask some passersby …


Buffalo Chips

I can’t say much ’bout too many books. But I sure as shootin’ are haulin’ too many buffalo chips. Ain’t nobody toll me pioneerin’ were gonna be so dang smelly!


We both love books and more books. A novelette by Daphne du Maurier entitled “The Birds” is a particular favorite. We disagree, however, on a fondness for birds. I wonder why?

I don’t know about you, but that wasn’t very helpful. Let’s ask one more person. He’s John Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana. His private collection of books numbers over 1.5 million. As they have filled up his house, most of them must be kept in his six-car garage, a two-story building, and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.


John may or may not be in this picture. If he’s not, I hope he’s heading over to Ridgefield for our used book sale next week!

So, People, it looks as if the majority of people we spoke with believe that you can’t have too many books.

It’s a good thing that the Friend’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon! Here are the details:

Thursday (10/18) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. We’ll have delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.

Friday (10/19) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).

Saturday (10/20) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!

As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.

We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com


We’d love you to do some things with us!


My, my my Little Chickadee!

Now that's both artsy and pretty crafty if you ask me!

Now that’s both artsy and pretty crafty if you ask me!

Are you looking for something to do to on a rainy, gray Saturday?

Well, on Saturday, November 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Community Center in Ridgefield, come in out of the rain and attend the Chickadee Arts & Craft Bazaar sponsored by the Ridgefield Arts Association.

You’ll find your favorite Friends (yes, that means us—Friends of the Library) there.

We’ll have:

  • Arts, crafts, and cook books for sale! Cheap (or should we say Chirp?)
  • Baked goods galore! Peck and choose to your heart’s content!
  • Crafty hand made gifts sewn or quilted by one of our Friends that will make greats gifts (unless you want to feather your own nest with them)!

There will be all kinds of other artsy and crafty folks there, too.

So don’t miss your chance to shop early for the holidays or just, you know, get out of the rain!

Gee, some people just love the rain. But that's no excuse not to stop by and check out the Chickadee Craft Bizarre.

Gee, some people just love the rain. But that’s no excuse not to stop by and check out the Chickadee Craft Bazaar. Just shuffle your soggy self on by!

Hope to see you there!

Remember, all proceeds go toward supporting our wonderful library!