To the Editor:
The Friends of the North Adams Public Library recently held their annual book sale, which is a major fundraiser for the library.
The sale included thousands of well-sorted, clean books for adults and children as well as a silent auction and a bake sale. It was held in the Parish Center of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Many people remarked that it is a wonderful venue for the sale as it is a large space that offers shoppers plenty of room to move between the tables, as well as comfortable lounge chairs for sitting and browsing through books. The community came out in full support of the sale as over $5,000 was raised, which will be used to provide programming and activities for children and adults at the library.
We are indebted to the many people who helped support our efforts with the book sale. To Mike Cirullo and his helpers, students from MCLA, and other volunteers who undertook the big job of moving the hundreds of boxes from the library to the Parish Center, a big thank you for a job completed smoothly and quickly.
To the volunteers who unpacked and displayed the books, those who worked the two days of the sale, or helped us pack up at the end, we truly appreciate all the time and dedication you gave us.
Finally, thank you to the library staff and to all the community people who supported us by coming to the sale, buying books and enjoying some of the goodies at the bake sale. We hope you enjoy your books. It was great to see you at the sale, and we look forward to seeing you again next year at what has become a wonderful community event.
Mary Jane Desmarais and Judy Noel
The authors are co-chairs of the Book Sale Committee.