Books slide into Vernon Curling Rink for mega sale

Friends of the Library eager to bring back May Sale

Friends of the Library are excited to be holding their annual May Book Sale at the Curling Rink May 5 to 7. (File photo)

Friends of the Library are excited to be holding their annual May Book Sale at the Curling Rink May 5 to 7. (File photo)

After a two-year wait, the Friends of the Library are excited to be holding their annual May Book Sale at the Vernon Curling Club May 5 to 7.

The books available represent every category the library carries, including videos and CD’s.

“As well, local folks have been very generous with book donations as they downsize or move,” said Linda Wills.

The sale runs from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“There isn’t enough room to get all the books out, so it’s worth returning as new boxes are opened regularly,” Wills said.

This year the selection of books has been streamlined with time limits put on certain categories. For example, patrons will find that travel and health books are all five years old or newer. The same guidelines are followed in categories like business, politics, and self-help – no book will be older than five. However, categories like literature have no time limits set on them. Fiction, mystery, and sci-fi will all be 20 years old or younger.

“Customers will notice the difference in the improved selection as each book has been scrutinized by volunteers to check the publication date,” said Wills.

There is also a category for old books as well where the publication date doesn’t matter.

Friends of the Library are not yet set up for debit or credit card transactions, so cash will be king at the sale. Prices are $2 for adult books; $1 for children’s, junior, and young adult books, as well as CDs and DVDs.

The curling rink will once again be populated by happy readers for “the best book sale in the North Okanagan,” as the FOL has been told by patrons.

“It’s worth the trip to find out why,” said Wills.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the door and masks are optional. For more information, contact Linda at 250-549-1466.

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