The Estevan Public Library is running its semi-annual big book sale Sept. 10-14.
The first day alone, about 100 people stopped by to check out a wide selection of books that were accumulated through donations from the community. And the library is quite happy with how the sale is going.
“It was a really successful first day (of the sale), and we did it purposefully in conjunction with city-wide registration,” said acting branch manager Roxy Blackmore. “It was an exciting first day.”
The sale will continue until the weekend, and the library still has a lot to offer.
“We have everything. We have fiction. We have non-fiction. We have autobiography. We have some children’s books. The children’s books are always very popular and we have a great selection during the sale,” said Blackmore. “We’ve got paperback. We’ve got hardcover.”
However it won’t take long for sale tables to get empty, and children’s books, in particular, go fast. To not have a single sale book left is the library’s ultimate goal.
“It’s one of the main fundraisers for the library, so the point is to sell out. That would be great,” said Blackmore.
The library runs free programming for all age groups all year long, and book sales help to keep it at a high level.
“This type of fundraiser goes towards our programming. Our programming is pretty exceptional… We have wonderful staff for each age group that plans phenomenal programs that are free to our public. That requires money, so we need fundraisers such as this to continue successful programming.”
The sale will keep going until the end of Saturday.
“It’s a great opportunity to check it out, and I’m pretty sure you’ll find at least one or two (books) that you would be interested in if you are a book lover.”
And the library sale prices cannot be beaten.