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Friends of the Library book sale returns – Smithers Interior News

by Tess Hutchinson

Bookworms rejoice, book sales are back.

Friends of the Smithers Library normally hold a used book sale every year, but have had to put it on hold the last two due to COVID restrictions.

However, it will take place this year and the organizers are extremely excited.

“We’re hoping people will come out and donate generously and we hope they’ll buy some great books to read at the beach this summer,” Wally Bergen said. “We hope everyone arrives safely and returns home safely.”

The sale runs Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion on First Avenue in Smithers.

Nearly $6,000 was raised in the last sale and Bergen is hoping for similar numbers this year.

All the money raised is donated to the Friends of the Library.

“We are thinking of having another sale in the fall,” he added. “We have accumulated so many books over the past two years that we are almost overwhelmed. So we’ll have the spring sale, and then maybe one in the fall. »

The Friends generate thousands of dollars in grants and fundraising for the library’s collection, programs and building. They also help raise awareness and advocate for the library through activities such as booths at both the Northwest Trade Expo and the Bulkley Valley Exhibition.

They helped buy things for the library such as tech kits, 3D scanner, new library sign, DVDs and also helped keep the programs running.

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