I want to thank all the many people who helped make this year’s Friends of the Aldrich Library Book Sale a success.
There were a lot of almost new books, fiction and non-fiction and many children’s books that were put into eager people’s hands. Also there were many non-fiction books that went off the tables: science, literature, philosophy, cookbooks, travel, biography, etc. I saw many smiles and loved to see two children sitting under a table reading! That’s what it’s all about!
It’s a summer tradition for people to gather on the library lawn on the Friday and Saturday of Barre Heritage Days to purchase books for future reading.
I especially want to thank Jeff Bergeron, who always has the tables from the BOR ready and waiting on Thursday morning by 8:00; SW RENTALS kindly donates the tent; CVSWMD (Carl) provides boxes for recycling at the end; and Hannafords donated paper bags which we used on Saturday at noon (fill a bag for $1).
The library staff is so accommodating and helpful. It took many individuals to sort books all during the year, especially Helene Thomas and Edith Harding. I had a great crew ready to set up tents and tables, another group to move books from downstairs out to the lawn and others who cleaned up on Saturday.
All the Friends have worked very hard and I am proud and pleased with our success. Please watch for the next sale we’ll have during the year and please keep donating your gently used books (just wait until September, please!!)
I am grateful to all and am proud to be part of this wonderful library.
President, Friends of the Aldrich Library