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Library Annual Fair

For many years, the library has held an annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale/Annual Fair. 

 

THIS YEAR, 2017, THE FAIR WILL BE ON THE WEEKEND BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY – FROM FRIDAY, MAY 5TH TO SUNDAY, MAY 7TH


This is a three day affair and one of the major fund raisers for the library. We rely on the generosity of the town but they are only able to give so much. We need to raise about a quarter of our operating budget. So, any books, plants, cookies, toys, DVD’s or hamburgers you buy will help the library.

On Friday night
we have the Cooks and Books cocktail party. North Salem residents bring and serve home made hors d’oeuvres.
Trustees provide and serve wine and beer. Local musicians provide entertainment.
Attendees have early access to all the books for sale.
We have a poster contest every year for residents of all ages and the winner receives a prize of $100 and their poster is used in publicity for the fair.

On Saturday
there are 1000’s of books for sale, some from the library and many from the community.
There are also  toys and DVD’s and audio books.
The Friends of the Library provide baked goods to sell.
Community members provide plants from their gardens.
We provide fun activities for children.
The fire and ambulance departments come.
Community groups participate and we invite local artisans and vendors to sell what they make.
We have a great barbecue and sell hamburgers and hot dogs.

On Sunday
all books are half price.

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