Wayne Tower browses the shelves at the 100 Mile House Library on Sept. 4. The branch will be having a book sale on several days between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

100 Mile House library branch is having a book sale for six days

The sale is to make room for new books in the library

The 100 Mile House Library Branch is having a book sale from Sept. 8 to 15, excluding the ninth and tenth (Sunday and Monday).

“We’ll be doing it by donation, so people can come in with a bag or box or whatever they want and pay whatever they want by donation,” said Gina Gigliotti, branch assistant.

The sale is happening because the library needs to get rid of discarded books so new ones can come in. Normally, the library branch tries to do two book sales every year, usually in September and sometime in autumn.

“It consists of a bunch of books that have been weeded and discarded from the library system and some donations. They’ll be non-fiction, novels, audiobooks and children’s books,” said Gigliotti. “We don’t have space to grow. The new stuff comes in, the old stuff has to go because we have to make room. It’s a weeding thing that has to be done every year.”

RELATED: Lac la Hache writer showcases third book of trilogy at 100 Mile House bookstore

Smaller libraries in the area, such as Lac la Hache and the Interlakes also bring in some books to the 100 Mile branch to sell.

The proceeds of the book sale go to the Friends of the Library Society, who use the money to put on special events for the library.

In addition to buying books, people can also get a chance and win some from the Nuthatch bookstore.

“We also have a book draw, where you can come down to the book sale and you put your name in the draw and at the end of the sale we draw the name,” said Gigliotti.

Book sale dates:

– Saturday, Sept. 8 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

– Tuesday, Sept. 11 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Wednesday, Sept. 12 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Thursday, Sept. 13 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Friday, Sept. 14 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

– Saturday, Sept. 15 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


brendan.jure@100milefreepress.net
https://twitter.com/BrendanKyleJure

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

New wildfire discovered east of Gustafsen Lake

Lightning is the suspected cause of a new wildfire near 100 Mile House

100 Mile House District Council initiates Community Transition support after Norbord announcement

‘We are going to do everything we can to make sure 100 Mile House is resilient as a community’

Community-wide Art Crawl celebrates art and culture in the South Cariboo

The self-guided Art Crawl will run from June 21 - July 1

108 Mile’s Annual Pig Roast sees a good turnout

Over $4000 raised at third Annual Pig Roast

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

New wildfire discovered east of Gustafsen Lake

Lightning is the suspected cause of a new wildfire near 100 Mile House

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read