RED BANK: BOOK SALE BOOSTS LIBRARY

The book sale, which attracted hundreds of shoppers Friday night and Saturday, wraps up today with a $5-a-bag promotion. (Photo by Wil Fulton. 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.

“There’s been tremendous support so far today,” Hanratty said Saturday. “We have been thrilled about the turnout.”

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RED BANK LIBRARY GETS HUGE CACHE OF CDs

J.R. Ford, left, and Jim Willis roll one of several loads of CDs into the library Friday afternoon. (Click to enlarge)

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.

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RED BANK BOOKED FOR TOWNWIDE YARD SALE

book-barn-2Volunteers 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.)

yard_infopack_gfx2It’s sale time, as Saturday’s Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale gets ready to unfold under warm and sunny skies.

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.

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LET’S GO TO THE BOOKMARK

rbpl-book-saleBook shoppers who attended last week’s pre-sale reception at the Red Bank Public Library got an early jump on a sale that was later postponed by weather.

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.

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BOOK SALE POSTPONED

rbpl-reception-2A young book lover takes a brownie break at last night’s Friends of the Library reception, where partygoers got first crack at books to be sold. (Click to enlarge) rbpl-reception

Today’s blizzard has led to the postponement of a planned book sale at the Red Bank Public Library.

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.
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BOOK SALE IS FOR LOVERS

rb-library-book-sale-2009Shoppers browsing the bargain bins at the Red Bank Public Library’s “yard sale” last September.

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.

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