OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! MAY 25 – 28, 2018
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS: Friday: 12-5 • Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 12-5 • Monday: 10-5
JUNE HOURS: Friday: 12-5 • Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 12-5
JULY & AUGUST HOURS: Friday: 12-5 • Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 11-5 • Holiday Mondays: 10-5
LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS: Friday: 12-5 • Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 11-5 • Monday: 10-5
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER HOURS: Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 12-5
ALL TIMES ARE WEATHER PERMITTING
If in doubt or for more information whether the sale is open call the Library 860.927.3761 or visit kentmemoriallibrary.org
If you would like to volunteer or donate books please call the Library or speak in person at the front desk. We gladly accept books all year round. Please bring them to the Library when we are open.
POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 4/23/18
(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! The sale will begin on Friday, May 25 (no early birds) and continue through Monday, May 28. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5. The Book Sale will continue on weekends all summer and through mid-October. Visit the Library’s website for operating hours.
“It is the Library’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library’s operating budget,” says Library Director, Sarah Marshall.
Our June hours will be Fridays: 12-5, Saturdays: 10-5 and Sundays: 12-5. Then in July & August the hours will be Fridays: 12-5, Saturdays: 10-5 and Sundays: 11-5. (these times are weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library or go to the Library’s website for weather cancellations.)
As anticipated, the sale will be carrying a wide range of books, including many current best sellers, mysteries, biographies, art history, to name a few; the book sale caters to all interests. Books are sorted by category, with prices starting as low as 50 cents. And because of its popularity, we continue to offer a collection of jigsaw puzzles. We are accepting donations of books in good condition (no magazines, encyclopedias, Reader Digest books, old textbooks).
For an extra attraction, on Saturday, May 26, from 10-1, the Annual Junior Room Bake Sale fundraiser will be held with delicious homemade baked goods (rain date: Monday, May 28). If you would like to bake, please sign up at the Library. This event is sponsored by the Parents’ Committee. All proceeds to benefit the KML Junior Room.
And the Kent Memorial Library will raffle a pristine 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster in a fund raising raffle project starting on Memorial Day. The sterling grey convertible has very low mileage, with five speed manual transmission, fuel injection, 2.5 liter, 184 horsepower and a six cylinder boxer design engine as well as several factory upgrades. For more information, go to kentmemoriallibrary.org.
Book donations and plastic bags are always needed as well as volunteers for the book sale. If you would like to volunteer for the book sale, please contact the Library. For more information about either, please call the Library or speak to a staff member.
The Annual Book Sale is a vital part of the Library’s income, accounting for a significant amount of the Library’s operating budget. The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.
The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! Photo by Lucy C. Pierpont