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Let the Books Speak for Themselves

Come on down to the library building this Friday (May 3) and Saturday (May 4) for the Friends’ big Spring Book Sale! Rather than us telling you all about it, the books wanted to have their say.

It’s really not mysterious at all, book lovers of Ridgefield and surrounding areas.
Simply arrive at the current library building
(Large Community Room
210 N Main Avenue, Ridgefield, WA)

at noon on Friday, May 3rd (or at 10:00 am if you’re a Friends member—
someone will be there to sign you up as a member if you aren’t already a Friend!)
and shop until 7:00 pm! Shopping begins again at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 4th and ends at 4:00.
The only logical course of action for the rational adult in a Capitalist society would be to avail themselves and their kin (children and extended family) of this extraordinary cost-saving opportunity. According to our calculations, since every item (unless otherwise marked) is only $1.00, the cost of attending this event and obtaining as many items as possible is, in the parlance of top economists around the world, next ta nothin’ folks!

If how-to is your thing, we’ve got you covered! Gardening. Cooking. Sewing. Bird-watching Mechanical. Building. Writing. And so much more! Maybe even baton twirling …
Books are for old-schoolers. Right, you cool dudes and dudettes? Check out the tables with movies and music and audio books.
We sure could use your help to spread the word far and wide that all these books like me need a home.
We could also use VOLUNTEERS to help before, during, and after the book sale! Clearly, this kind Friend is overwhelmed with all the work she’s been doing trying to get ready to make your book-buying experience a fun and easy one. Don’t you want to help her????
YES! I’ll help! But I’m not a Friend. Can I still help?

You sure can! Just contact Jeanne Androvich to sign up as a volunteer. 360-887-2579 or Jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com
And make sure to buy some raffle tickets for a chance to own this Ridgefield-themed quilt! Tickets are $5 each or buy 5 for $25 and receive an original watercolor bookmark by Kathy Winters.  The raffle drawing will be held during Hometown Celebration the first Saturday in December 2019.
See you there! Yes? I really, really, really, really hope so! Pretty please with kitty nip and puppy treats on top?

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 …

 

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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!

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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.

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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

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