Donated Book hopes for a fairy tale ending—July 2, 2010
I’ve led a storybook life. I’ve been read a time or two but still have much left to give; much left to tell. And while I’m wearing my years well, on close inspection, some think my cover shows a little wear and my edges are just barely frazzled. . .all signs, though, that it’s what’s inside me that made a difference in someone’s world.
My previous owner generously passed me and a few of my novel friends along to Hastings Public Library where I hope to have another chance to share what I know. Lucky me, I’m excited to consider the possibilities that await me! Library staff and volunteers will decide my fate:
Will I hold a place of honor on the library’s shelves for a chance to be enjoyed by many readers? Oh my, the thought of being an entitled member of the library’s catalog. . .well, that would be my happily ever after.
Will I be discovered in the Friends of the Library’s online bookstore and travel far to retell my story? Will I take a detour to the “Friendshop” library bookstore to be adopted by a new reader?
However, if these options are not in my book, some nice library volunteers, determined to find me a new reader, will prepare me for a trip to the Friends 27th annual book sale this weekend. There I’d join some 60,000 more of my kind. . .all ready to whisk you away to new worlds, introduce you to new people, places and ideas. . .coax a chuckle, tempt a tear, promote understanding, teach something new. . . and keep you company!
We hope you’ll visit the sale sometime Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the city auditorium. And while you’re there, please realize that this sale is one of the largest and most successful in the country because of the generosity of hundreds of book donors and dozens of volunteers. It is their dedication to keeping good used books like me circulating that makes this event a win-win for our community, our library and all my good friends with stories yet to tell!
- Happy reading,
- Donated Book
This year’s book sale, called “Bookstock,” has the added fun of celebrating our groovy local musical talent! While you’re shopping for books, enjoy the music of numerous wonderful musicians performing live on stage throughout the weekend. Bookstock is open 5-9 Friday, 9-5 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday.
Inside the library, stop by Friends’ bookstore, “The Friendshop,“ Monday-Friday, 10-6. See 1,000 more books at Friends’ online bookstore, www.amazon.com/shops/hastingsfriends
Your good used book donations are gladly accepted at the library year round!