With a lineup last Thursday, the first day of the three-day fall book sale at the Weyburn Public Library, and above-average proceeds generated from the event, the community of Weyburn really stepped up before hunkering down in preparing to read its way through the impending winter.
"It was huge numbers all the way through the entire weekend," commented Jason Redshaw, Acting Branch Manager.
In all, the sale brought in $4,850, which Redshaw said will go toward supplies for their programming as well as Maker Space kits.
"It was a lot of fun, a lot of people finding a lot of great hidden gems, a lot of almost brand new books, too. It was a great time."
While books were one dollar, with many in pristine condition, he said many of the patrons took advantage of the $5 per bag and $10 per box deals.
"So most of everything was pretty cleared out," he noted. "It was great to see a lot of people finding a lot of things they were hoping to find. We also had a prize wheel happening and a few other things. It was a great community event."
"This would not be possible without the support from the community. All the donations that came in, it was excellent. We had a lot of volunteers on the Thursday and then on the Saturday as well, so that was great. The Weyburn Public Library Board really stepped up and worked throughout the entire weekend to get that going. The community really stepped up this time," he added.
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