Friends of the LFP Library have fun at the pop up book sale

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Friends of the LFP Library book sale at the
LFP Farmers Market Sunday
Photo by Jerry Pickard

By Carol Geil and Sharon Green

Booklovers roaming the LFP Farmers Market Sunday were drawn to the boxes of bargain books at the Friends of the LFP Library table. It was a treat to watch kids’ faces light up as they discovered their next great read.

Folks swapped recommendations for favorite cookbooks as they perused the collection on hand -- $1 each! Browsers gasped with delight as they found something they had been meaning to pick up, or an unexpected treasure.

Thanks are due to all the volunteers for their assistance with Sunday's Pop Up Summer Book Sale -- to those who provided behind the scenes support in planning and organizing, to the enthusiastic book sellers who promoted the Friends, to husbands Hugo Draye and Jim Geil and to Mike Dee who helped with set up and clean up, to Connie Harris our treasurer who handled the money so efficiently, and to the Farmers Market which welcomed us at a Sponsor's Table.

During the book sale, there was a steady stream of visitors and folks seemed to enjoy browsing the selection of books. It was great to gain glimpses into the lives of the browsers: the teacher from Brookside Elementary School who purchased books for use by her 5th grade students; the family from Laos who welcomed English language books for their bilingual/trilingual children; the many folks who discussed food and recipes with us.

It was fun to see children sitting on the ground reading books. It was wonderful to share in the lively atmosphere of the Market. The temperature was comfortable. And the rain held off!

In terms of money, we made $354, which goes directly into the coffers of KCLS, to support their great community programs. More than the income was the opportunity to generate good will by participating in the community activity of the Farmers Market and to enjoy interacting with members of the community and with each other. We had fun!


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