Summer book sale happening this Saturday

Posted August 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm by

The Friends of the Library’s annu­al sum­mer book sale — a long-time island tra­di­tion — will take place this Sat­ur­day, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park­ing lot at 660 Spring St., the future home of the San Juan Island Library.

There will be children’s books, DVDs, audio books, jig­saw puz­zles, and books of every top­ic, size and shape, with the pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing pop­u­lar and impor­tant library programming.

“We have had an annu­al book sale every sum­mer for more years than I can count,” explains FOL Trea­sur­er Judy Bentzen. “Our fundrais­ing efforts through­out the year go towards pro­grams and needs for our local library. We help fund many of the pro­grams our community’s library offers to the pub­lic — child and adult pro­gram­ing, online stream­ing ser­vices, and Eng­lish lan­guage learn­ing to name a few. Cur­rent­ly, our fundrais­ing efforts include the youth sum­mer read­ing pro­gram, which attracts over 500 par­tic­i­pants and includes many learn­ing events through­out the sum­mer months.”

Judy says that the event typ­i­cal­ly rais­es around $3,000, and would­n’t be pos­si­ble with­out the small army of vol­un­teers who set up and oper­ate the sale.

“Our island neigh­bors and vis­i­tors look for­ward to this event, seek­ing out great book buys while at the same time sup­port­ing their com­mu­ni­ty library through the FOL’s efforts,” she says.

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