Today I told someone I was really tired of books. What I meant was I am tired of moving books.
The summer book sale at the Cherokee Public Library was a great success with profits of over $1,300 but it involved a lot of book moving. I usually set it up and rearrange it as necessary but I made a note to myself to turn it into an opportunity for volunteer action next July. I think my age is showing.
Anyway, thanks to all who donated books and made purchases. We are down to a $.50 table and when most of that is gone, we will be back to our normal $.10 book sale. There's still some good stuff so stop in and take a look.
We run a continuous book sale and it's amazing what that little venture brings in each month. We are pleased to take donations with most of the items going on the sale as they come in. The really nice books, cds etc go into storage until the next July. Tax receipts are available on request.
However, we do have guidelines for what we will accept. We do not want textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or anything that is dirty, moldy, musty or just plain old. Those we send directly to the recycle or trash bin, so please spare us the trouble and take that type of material to those places instead of bringing it to the library. There's nothing more discouraging than coming to work and finding boxes of unusable items that were left in the lobby overnight.
We appreciate being called before donations are made. If we're "full up" we'll ask to have them taken to the New Leaf, Goodwill or another charitable organization. If not, we'll set up a time that is convenient and offer curbside service from our little red wagon.
All profits from book sales go to the Friends of the Library and are used for various projects and material purchases. Starting with the children's playhouse and most recently buying DVDs, the Friends have done wonderful things for the library. They'll meet at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, August 24, to begin plans for the 2009 holiday season.
A heads up... the library will be closed Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day weekend and staff vacation time. Winter hours will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8.