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 …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love you to do some things with us!
Posted in Building a New Library, Charitable cause, Friends of the Library, Fundraising, News You Can Use, Ridgefield WA, Supporting libraries
Tagged community center, fall event, Food, get involved, hand made gifts, membership drive, one dollar books, used book sale, Used books, Volunteers needed
Nothing weighs you down like a pile of books you’ve read.
Well, I suppose some things could weigh you down even more.
Anyway, those wonderful books you’ve enjoyed are just sitting there, taking up space, gathering dust, and silently asking to be released into the literary wilderness for someone else to enjoy them.
How about you make them (the books), you, countless other readers, and the Ridgefield Library very happy by donating those books to our Winter Book Sale?
Just pile up your books, load them into your car (or other form of transportation), and drop them off at the library any time before February 1.
This will work, too. Just make sure Peaches has her Wheaties before hauling too many books, especially if you live downhill from the library.
If that doesn’t work for you, call Sarah (360-702-8245) and she’ll help make arrangements to lighten your load.
And remember to stop by the Winter Book Sale on Friday (2/3/17) or Saturday (2/4/17) from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ridgefield Community Center to pick up great books you haven’t read yet.
Don’t worry. We’ll have bags. Lots and lots of bags for those great books at unbelievably low prices.
All donations and proceeds of the book sale benefit current library programs and the future new library.
As always, thank you so much for your support of literacy and YOUR public library!
Yup. That’s how we feel about our library friends!
Posted in Building a New Library, Charitable cause, Community Action, Friends of the Library, Fundraising, Libraries are a Treasure, News You Can Use, Non-Profit, Ridgefield WA, Supporting libraries
Tagged bright idea, donating books, happy dogs, literacy matters, Ridgefield Community Center, Used books, Weighing you down, Winter Book Sale