After a two-year wait, the Friends of the Library are thrilled to hold their annual May Book Sale at the Vernon Curling Club from May 5-7.
Available books represent all categories in the library, including videos and CDs.
“Also, locals have been very generous with book donations when they’ve downsized or moved,” said Linda Wills.
The sale takes place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
“There’s not enough room to pull out all the books, so it’s worth coming back as new boxes open regularly,” Wills said.
This year, the selection of books has been streamlined with deadlines imposed on certain categories. For example, customers will find that the travel and health diaries are all five years old or less. The same guidelines are followed in categories such as business, politics and self-help – no book will be older than five years. However, categories like literature are not time limited. Fiction, Mystery, and Science Fiction will all be 20 years old or younger.
“Customers will notice the difference in the improved selection because each book has been reviewed by volunteers to verify the publication date,” Wills said.
There is also a category for old books where the date of publication does not matter.
Friends of the Library aren’t set up for debit or credit card transactions yet, so cash will be king for sale. Prices are $2 for adult books; $1 for children’s, junior and young adult books, CDs and DVDs.
The curling rink will once again be filled with happy readers for “the best selling book in the North Okanagan,” as customers told FOL.
“It’s worth a look to find out why,” Wills said.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the door and masks are optional. For more information, contact Linda at 250-549-1466.