The Friends of Milne Public Library’s 24th Annual Used Book Sale was once again a successful event, raising $24,000 in two days. It’s a logistical challenge to move thousands of sorted books from the library to Williamstown Elementary School for set up and sale. Once again, with the energy of Williams College students and the help of community-wide volunteers and contributors, we did it!
We thank those who generously donated their own books and then enjoyed buying MORE books. Our book sale team is busy all year sorting and preparing for both the sale and Silent Auction. As the date approaches, more volunteers phone, bake and organize Josie’s Cafe. During the sale week, a wide array of volunteers log in hundreds of hours setting up, selling and then cleaning up.
Among our contributors were Milne Library’s Director and staff; Williamstown Elementary School’s Principal and staff; Williams College’s Facility and Equipment Departments, Football and Cross Country teams, and Chapin Library; Connors Brothers Movers; and the following merchants: A Frame Bakery; Baby Cakes; Cricket Creek Farm; Dunkin’ Donuts; Price Chopper; Stop ‘n Shop; Tunnel City Coffee; Where’d You Get That?! and Wild Oats Market.
Looking ahead to next year’s 25th Annual Sale, we hope you’ll consider getting involved. Information about the event and volunteer opportunities is on the Friends’ website at milnelibraryfriends.org .
President of Milne Public Library Friends