Books wanted for largest book sale in the region

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library and the Sunrise Rotary Club are getting set for the Friends' annual giant book sale.

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library and the Sunrise Rotary Club are getting set for their signal event of the fall — the Friends’ annual giant book sale.

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library and the Sunrise Rotary Club are getting set for their signal event of the fall — the Friends’ annual giant book sale.

Townsman Staff

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library and the Sunrise Rotary Club are getting set for their signal event of the fall — the Friends’ annual giant book sale.

Tens of thousands of books and audio-visual materials will cover the tables at the Ktunaxa Gym across from the Library, from Wednesday Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 4. And if you’re looking to

In preparation for the sale the Friends and Sunrise Rotary are looking for books and audio-visual materials for children, teens and adults.

Fiction, mystery and history have been the most popular areas of interest in the past but the sale presents over 40 categories of books on a wide range of topics from gardening and cooking to health, sports and biography.

Your donations for this sale are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the front circulation desk in the library.

Pocket books are especially appreciated. Textbooks are accepted if they have been published within the last ten years (2005 and later). At this time encyclopedia sets are not being accepted.  Since the advent of computers people have shifted their interest to encyclopedias on line and the old hardcopies just don’t sell.

The sale is opens in the Ktunaxa Gym across from the Library, Wednesday Sept. 30, to Friends of the Library members and Sunrise Rotary members only. On Thursday, the sale is open to the public. The gym opens at 9:30 a.m. daily and closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  On Thursday the sale runs until 9 p.m. for late shoppers.

Members of the Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are offered a presale opportunity to attend the sale on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This sale is for members only, but for those of you who are not already members and want to attend this “presale” event a membership can be purchased at the door for $10.

Members of the Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are also entitled to a 10 per cent discount on purchases (excluding the bag sale on Sunday) and also a 10 per cent discount at Lotus Books and Casey’s greenhouses.

The ever popular “bag sale” is set to take place on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your Public Library bag or buy one for $5 at the gym and fill them for $5. Only these bags can be used.

What a great way to obtain reading material. Readers of all ages and interests are sure to find something to fit their style and budget.