Library Annual Fair
For many years, the library has held an annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale/Annual Fair.
In recent years the fair has been held on the first weekend in May. This is a full weekend of activities. On Friday night we have our Cooks & Books Party. This is a very reasonably priced fundraiser. Ticket purchasers get the first crack at the books for sale, wine, and beer and fabulous hors d’oeuvres made by local cooks. On Saturday we have tables full of great books for sale, plants donated by local gardeners, and baked goods sold by the Friends of the Library. There are activities and games for children and representatives from local organizations. On Sunday all books are half-priced.
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. Expert North Salem chefs provided the hors d’oeuvres for Friday night’s party.
The Friends of the Library organized the bake sale and expert community bakers brought in delicious treats.
The trustees spent many hours helping and planning and providing the wine and beer for the Cooks & Books party.
And finally, thanks go to the library staff and high school volunteers who worked very hard to make a great community event.