Monday November 26, 2012

The Friends of the Library will hold the annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Mason Library on Main Street

Highlights of the sale include older, collectible books from the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, in worn but readable condition. Many are illustrated or have decorative covers. They will be on sale upstairs with cookbooks and a $1 per item bake sale with contributions from library staff.

The downstairs will be devoted to a multi-category sale which starts at 8:30 a.m. with a $10 premium for early-birds. That charge is dropped at 10 a.m. For the last hour, from 3 to 4 p.m., buyers can fill a bag for $6.

Free coffee will be provided throughout the sale.

The adult section of the library will stay open until 4 p.m. on the sale day, whereas the children’s and young adult rooms will close as usual at 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale will help fund documentary films at both the Mason and Ramsdell Libraries, support centennial programs, provide programming supplies, and more.

Volunteers are needed for book sorting prior to the sale, during the sale, and to help break down. Information: Holly Hamer at (413) 528-3122 or e-mail hhamer@yahoo.com.