What a wonderful success our First Village Fair Book Sale has been – we made a grand total of $3,603.10 for the Library!!!! This is entirely due to the hard work, creative thinking, superb organization and again hard work of so many volunteers! We are grateful to Beth Stewart at the COMO and for our long term partnership with them that allowed us to take over the Book Sale which is such a key feature of the Village Fair. We are also grateful to the Rev. Lori Peach-Filban of the United Church for letting us use the Chapel for collecting and sorting the books – a perfect space! Thank you! And we deeply appreciate the invaluable experience and advice shared with us by Cormac O’Malley who ran the Book Sale for many years.
Collecting, sorting and boxing 213 boxes of donated books was an enormous amount of work over several weeks – until the day of the Fair when every piece of thought and planning, each building block of this great enterprise all fell into place and everything went like clockwork! And for that we owe special thanks to Co-Chairs Susie Clapp, Chris Turrentine and Rory Contin for their wonderful leadership and to Micayla Hall for her invaluable staff support. And, yes, it was FUN!
It could not have happened without each and everyone of you and on behalf of the Library and the Board of Trustees I thank you with all my heart for your support and enthusiasm, your good will and unflagging energy. It was such a gift to have the Library be such an important part of a key event in the life of this community. See you all again next year!!