Spring Book & Plant Sale


May 11, 12 & 13

Opening Night Preview
Friday May 11, 5-7 PM
$10 admission includes refreshments and first choice of books at early-bird (double) prices.

Saturday May 12, 9-3
Books & Plants
Breakfast, lunch, home-baked treats on Saturday.

Sunday May 13, 10-2
Books – Plants – Special Bag of Books

Volunteers are needed: to sort books under the tent May 6-11, help at the sale, bake treats, bring plants.
Signup sheets are in the library.

Donations of clean used books are accepted until Friday, May 4th.
Because of space constraints, textbooks, technical manuals, videotapes and books in poor condition cannot be accepted.

Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, May 11.

Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and larger paperbacks to $.50 for small paperbacks. Oversized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly. On Sunday, buyers may purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $15 and fill them with books for free (with the exclusion of some specially priced books).

Featured at the sale on Saturday are live plants – vegetable, annuals and perennials – as well as an offering of high-quality gardening and landscape design books.

The Friends of the Claverack Library will be there with a membership booth and the library trustees will be on hand to give tours of the new Claverack Library and community center next door.

At the turn of the 20th century the “Book Fair” raised $300, enough at the time to cover the library’s entire annual operating expenses. In the 21st century, revenues from the spring and fall book festivals contribute nearly 10 percent to the library’s annual operating budget and help the library to provide vital free services to the community.

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