The beautiful and warm fall has us trying to hang on to summer, but as the totals of the book sale were reported to the Board of Trustees, we began focusing on upcoming events for the fall.
The annual book sale surpassed it's goal, primarily because of two events that were unusual to this year. We had a summer resident and library patron kindly donate a virtually new two-seat kayak, which we sold during the book sale weekend for over $200. We also had the opportunity to sell a few books that would have otherwise sold in the sale to a second hand book dealer. With all the donations from local merchants for the raffle, as well as books, household items (for the white elephant tables) and especially time from library patrons and neighbors, our total take was a bit over $3,500. As this is our only fund raiser for most years, it is vital to the workings of the library. Thank you to one and all who were involved.
We have had a few small events this fall already. Art Paine spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about the process of writing and publishing a memoir, following the publication of his book The Favor. We took part in the Maine Starlight Festival, hosting a sing-along of songs inspired by the night sky. Toddler time has begun again, each Wednesday morning at 9:30. Feel free to join in the group at any point.
On Thursday, October 27th, Clara will host a spooky story time for children at 6pm. Kids can come in their nightwear, for bedtime stories with a ghoulish feel.
Then on Halloween, Monday October 31st, the library will be open at 5pm for trick or treating.
Enjoy autumn and stop in to see our new selections!