Teresa Williams (left) and a group of volunteers spent Wednesday sorting piles of books for the annual book sale at the Hope Library. Volunteers included Caitlin Organ and Chris Stephenson

Friends holding annual book sale

Hope Library stacked with hundreds of popular titles this weekend

Volunteers were busy this week combing through magazines, books and CDs to be sold at this weekend’s Great Big Annual Book Sale.

There are well over 100 boxes, all stacked full of pre-loved cookbooks, art books, hobby guides, mystery novels, reference books and more. The sale is organized by the Friends of the Hope Library, who hold events throughout the year to help pay for items at the library.

In the past, they’ve been able to help with purchasing the carpet and some furniture in the children’s area furniture, tween furniture, a wide screen television and gaming controls for the teenager area.

Teresa Williams, president of Friends, said the group originally started when they received a grant from New Horizons, over five years ago.

“We continue to build on that,” she said.

The book sale draws on their volunteer member list, which is at more than 30.

“Volunteers run it, and the librarians help, and books are cheaper,” Williams said, making the sale a winner on all counts.

Prices are much lower than retail, with the most expensive books (more recent hardcovers) at $2.50.

Magazines are three for a quarter, and children’s books will cost another quarter.

And on Sunday, a bag of books will cost “next to nothing.”

The sale runs today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For those who can’t attend the book sale, but want to help out the library, the annual Quiz Night is coming on March 30.

Tickets are $50 for a team of six, or $10 a ticket. There are just a handful of tickets left.

For more information, phone 604-869-2313.