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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 6-15-17

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The FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library hold an annual book sale for two days over Memorial Day weekend. It’s quite labor intensive; we spend weeks before-hand collecting and sorting books in the basement then spend the week prior to the sale bringing them up to the Community Room and setting up. We are very grateful to the town for the use of the Community Room as it took us working every morning for five days prior to the sale, plus some extra time in the afternoons, to get ready. 

 Jean Osofsky is our book chair as well as our treasurer.  She’s run this sale for years and it just keeps getting better. Veronica Stork, is the new library director.  

When the official sale ends, we spend days packing books in boxes and shipping them to Better World Books (BWB).  It’s an organization that distributes or sells books worldwide.  This year — in our continuing effort to recycle — we shipped them 115 boxes of books. We also take leftover tag sale items to both a thrift shop and consignment store for further use.

Janet Fitzgerald 

President, FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library

Pine Plains

 

Dedicated volunteers

To our dedicated and amazing volunteer work force:

Thank you for all your service in putting together another successful Book and Tag Sale! From sorting, lugging, packing, displaying, selling and supporting this effort, you did it all and with a smile. We made over $1,200 this year (up from last year) and we are still counting … we have put items in consignment and books for sale in the library not to mention all the boxes of books sent to Better World Books (BWB). 

We received so many compliments on the sorting of books, the layout of the space and the way the books were displayed. I don’t think we would have sold so many cookbooks if they hadn’t been so beautifully set up. So again, we should all be proud of our efforts and ideas. It is fun working together. Of course, we are grateful for all the donations and our customers as well. 

Now we can have fun fulfilling our library director, Veronica’s, wish list. We will be supporting the Summer Reading Program for both kids and adults, buying museum passes to the Berkshire Museum and Norman Rockwell and purchasing a baby changing table for our littlest patrons! 

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to a restful and relaxing summer and lots of reading! 

Jean Osofsky, Chair

FRIENDS Book and Tag sale

Pine Plains