Annual used book sale at Ponoka Jubilee Library

Boos sale time at the Ponoka Jubilee Library discussed in this week's library column.

Ponoka Jubilee Library is celebrating Canadian Library Month with all sorts of fundraisers, and we’re hoping that the people in Ponoka can help us out. As long as we are successful in our fundraising, we will be able to offer free library memberships to everyone again in 2016.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is our annual used book sale. On Friday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come on down to the library at 5110 48 Avenue to look over the huge assortment of items available for sale. There will be adult fiction, both paperback and hard cover, lots of non-fiction, DVDs and audiobooks and lots of children’s items, including some toys. We do not have a set price list for any of our items, instead we follow a ‘take what you’d like, pay what you can’ policy, and we ask that you give generously. And we are still looking for volunteers who are willing to help man the cash box table, so if you are available please contact the library at 403-783-3843.

Our second fundraiser is a silent art auction being presented by the Ponoka Friends of the Library Society. Some of our extremely talented local artists have donated their works of art, and they will be on display and available for bidding from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. We have painting, collage, pottery, woodworking and beadwork, and all of it is phenomenal. Bidding will start on the morning of Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., and bids will be cut off on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Come check out the items available and bid on the one you want to have in your home.

Our third fundraiser is the return of the Charlie calendar! As everyone knows, Charlie is by far the most popular and recognized kitty in Ponoka, so why not have a small piece of her in your home? The calendar will feature 12 different full colour photos of Charlie in all her grouchy glory. We will be selling the calendars for $20 and they should be available right around the time of the book sale. Come on down and get your copy before they sell out.

In conjunction with the Ponoka Lions Club, Ponoka Jubilee Library will be accepting used prescription glasses. In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The used glasses will be delivered to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. Drop your glasses in the box at the library.

Coming soon: From New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman The Theory of Death, a Decker/Lazarus novel.