Library Annual Fair
For many years, the library has held an annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale/Annual Fair.
This year’s fair, held on May 5, 6, 7, 2017, was a great success. The sun came out and we had lots of vendors, local organizations, plants, birdhouses, baked goods, gifts made by Romani children, hamburgers and, of course, books for sale. Thank you to all those who came, had a good time and supported the library.
Our particular thanks go to the many volunteers who made it happen including all those who donated books, sorted them into boxes, helped set them up on tables and staffed the check out table on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Local gardeners brought plants from their gardens, Hayfields gave us many annuals and volunteers helped set up the plants and sell them. We are very indebted to Cynthia Curtis who masterminded the plant sale and grew scores of heirloom tomatoes.
The Friends of the Library organized the bake sale and expert community bakers brought in delicious treats.
Particular thanks go to Dr. Agnes Juhasz who donated handicrafts from the Real Pearl Foundation made by Romani children and their mothers in Hungary to sell to benefit the library. We are also grateful to Dr. Juhasz for her hours spent sorting and boxing books.
Tim Welo once again demonstrated his wood working talents by making uniquely shaped birdhouses. The Monday night art group decorated them and donated them to the library to sell.
The weekend would not have happened without the tireless efforts of the library trustees. They organized the Saturday fair, the Cinco de Mayo Party and the poster contest. They provided the drinks for the Cinco de Mayo Cooks and Books Party, set up the room and staffed the bar.
Chef Debbie Rizzo made and, with Kat Gamero’s help, served delicious salsa. Thank you both and thank you North Salem Electric for sponsoring the salsa bar.
Thank you as well to all the local cooks who made and served their fabulous hors d’oeuvres.
And finally, thanks go to the library staff and high school volunteers who worked very hard to make a great community event.