Summer book sale happening this Saturday
Posted August 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm by Jeff Arnim
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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