Collecting books from the folks in town this past week has been fun. Thursday and Friday we sorted the books and had the place ready for the sale on Saturday. We put all children's books on a section of shelves that was bottom three shelves, perfect for little people to see and handle the books. Five large sections of shelves were designated Fiction, and one large section of shelves for young adult. For Non-Fiction we used five tables, and one table for audio books and CDs. I am a member of the Friends of the Library committee and we held the book sale to collect funds for the Friends. That is an appropriate name for the group. We are helpers to the librarians and have lots of interesting ways to be of assistance to them.
We held the book sale at the same time an author was at the library signing books. The illustrator of the book was on hand to sign books and visit with folks so the day was another way to celebrate our lovely library.
There was a great turnout. We had suggested prices but it was donation only, so lots of gracious friends donated extra money. One dear friend even wrote a check for $500. Another thing I love about this town is how much the residents love our library.