The Friends of the Canastota Public Library are busy preparing for this year’s annual Book Sale. The sale, which will be held October 27, 28 and 29, is a highlight of autumn in the Canastota community.
“We’ve had many local residents donate books to us this year. Our Friends have been working almost daily to sort and catalog these for the sale,” noted Liz Metzger, Director of the library. The last day for donations for this annual sale will be October 15 to ensure that volunteers will be able to sort through the donations.
Volunteers make this event a special one for the library. The Friends of the Library is made up of volunteers who have helped to prepare for the sale and also work the many hours for the sale. Raffle baskets are designed by some volunteers and donated in an effort to earn additional revenues. As well, a local organization, Ralston Supply Company will provide the tables needed to hold this event.
Although the library has an ongoing book sale, this sale offers shoppers a chance to meet with old friends and purchase from a great selection of books, VHS tapes, Audio Tapes and CDs. Library commemorative items, such as book bag totes and note cards will also be available. We even have homemade cookies and coffee on hand while you shop!
The money raised through this sale is always used to benefit the library’s programs, collection or enhance the building and services that the library offers. In previous years, the money raised has been used to purchase new blinds and curtains for the Carnegie Room, a dishwasher for the community kitchen and assistance in purchasing the laptop computers that patrons may use throughout the library. A portion of the funds raised during last year’s book sale was also earmarked for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to offset the cost of mailing books to those youngsters in the program.