Year’s biggest book sale is near

Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library and the Sunrise Rotary Are Looking For Your Books

If you are looking for a way to free up some closet and storage space and, at the same time, recycle books, CDs, videos, DVDs and books on tape, the Friends of the Library and Sunrise Rotary have a solution for you. In preparation for their book sale (Oct. 1 – 5), the two groups 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 different 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.

We especially appreciate receiving pocket books. Textbooks are accepted if they have been published within the last ten years (2005 and later).   Unfortunately, at this time we can’t accept encyclopedia sets (World Book, Britannica, etc). Since the advent of computers people have shifted their interest to encyclopedias on-line and the old hard copy encyclopedias just don’t sell. For further information, call Marilyn at 250-489-6254.

The sale is open to the public from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5 in the Ktunaxa Gym across from the Library,   opening at 9:30 a.m. daily and closing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday the sale runs until 9 p.m. for late evening shoppers.

Members of the Friends of the Cranbrook Pubic Library are offered a special pre-sale opportunity to attend the sale on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. This special offering is for members only, but for those of you who are not already members and want to attend this “pre-sale 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)  and  10 per cent discounts 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 Cranbrook Public Library bag and fill it for $5 or purchase a bag on site and fill it for $6.  Only these bags may be used during the event.    What a great way to obtain reading material!   This event ends at 1p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Readers of all ages and interests are sure to find something to fit their style and budget.   So come on out – this is your chance to find great reads at great prices.

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