Check out the Granby library book sale this weekend |

Check out the Granby library book sale this weekend

Linda Cumming
Branch Librarian, Granby Library

The Fourth of July is upon us and so are the book sales sponsored by Friends of the Grand County Library District. Books have been pouring into our libraries all year and now they are being sorted in anticipation of the great crowds of readers that count on the annual book sales at Grand County’s Libraries.

On the Fourth of July, families can spend the whole day in Granby starting with the largest small town parade in the state starting at 10:30. The parade ends in Polhamus Park right across the street from the Granby Library. Celebrants can enjoy a barbecue and children’s activities in town park and enjoy browsing through the hundreds of books available at astonishingly low prices at the Book Sale sponsored by the Friends. Cool off at the Book Sale and pick up some bargains. The Friends will have everything from juvenile picture books to Westerns, Romances, serious fiction and a treasure trove of nonfiction covering every subject imaginable. The Library itself will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.; the book sale is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If the frenzy of July Fourth doesn’t bring books to mind for you, the Friday night sale at the Granby Library might be just the answer. On Friday night, Friends of the Library can enter the sale by invitation from 5 to 7 p.m. If you are not a friend, please think about becoming one. Otherwise the Friends will accept a nominal fee of $5 for the privilege of getting first crack at the books.

If your plans for the Fourth take you out of our beautiful county, or if you just have too much going on, mark July 18 and 19 on your calendar. Juniper Library at Grand Lake will be holding a book sale. And, of course, there is the Granddaddy of them all – the book sale at the Fraser Library will take place in the Fraser Library parking lot on July 24 and 26. These book sales could not happen without the Friends of the Library, without book donors and without the people who buy and enjoy the books. Please join us at one of our book sales.

Reading is as American as moms, apple pie and the Fourth of July. Join the Friends of the Library in this very American tradition and add to your summer reading at greatly reduced prices.

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