The annual three-day Red Bank Public Library book sale kicked off with a preview party that attracted dozens of donors Friday night. The fundraising event, hosted at the by the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library, continues Saturday and wraps up Monday. Details here. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By WIL FULTON
Delayed by Hurricane Sandy, the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library finally went ahead with the group’s annual used-book sale at the West Front Street facility this weekend.
According to the Friends president Beth Hanratty, the three-day event is designed to bring community awareness and support to the library as well as promote a love of books and reading in general.
Theres been tremendous support so far today, Hanratty said Saturday. We have been thrilled about the turnout.
By JOHN T. WARD
Several thousand CDs collected by a North Jersey man who had “heartbreakingly awesome taste” in classical music and jazz have been donated to the Red Bank Public Library just in time for a fundraiser for the financially strapped facility.
Library officials, who recently had to cut hours of operation for budgetary reasons, hope to put some, if not all, of the collection up for sale as part of the annual book sale fundraiser scheduled for February 2. In the interim, they’re looking for volunteers who know their Rachmaninoff from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to help sort the cache.
Volunteers from the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library gathered at a barn on South Street this week to sort through books slated for inclusion in this weekend’s three-day book sale at the library, to be held in conjunction with the Townwide Yard Sale. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge.)
Today, the Yard Sale website carries the third-annual event’s information packet for shoppers, a downloadable PDF that includes a locator map and addresses of registered sellers, along with brief information about what’s for sale.
More than 115 homes are participating in the border-to-border bargain bonanza, which this year has a new host: the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. In conjunction with the event, the group is kicking off a three-day used-book sale at the library Saturday morning.
OK, lovers of canonical lit, airport thrillers, self-help and cat photo books: it’s re-do time at the Red Bank Public Library.
The book sale planned for last weekend but postponed by the first of two blizzards in a week is on for Saturday.
The sale is now scheduled for next Saturday, February 13, from 10a to 4p. A concluding bag sale, at which patrons may fill up bags for $2 each, will be held the following Tuesday, February 16.
The Red Bank Public Library is looking for a few new lovers. Be it of books, music or the library itself, a group called the Friends of Red Bank Public Library is pulling out all its tricks to garner a little TLC.
In celebration of the Valentine-ish creation Library Lovers Month, the library is hosting its second annual book sale, but it’s more of a three-day party than anything else. The sale is slated for Saturday, February 6, but there will be a preview and reception at the library the night before. This shindig offers guests a chance to catch live music from Jim Crawford, sip wine, nosh on cheese and, perhaps most importantly, get the first shot at the books on sale.