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Press Release 4/25/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Book Sale Committee at the Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce the opening of this season’s annual book sale. The sale will begin on Saturday, May 24, of the Memorial Day weekend, and continue through Monday, May 26. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Saturday: 10-5, Sundays: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5*. The Book Sale will continue all summer and through mid-October. All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.
*please note: the sale will not be open on Friday, May 23.

Our June hours will be Fridays: closed, Saturdays:10-5 and Sundays:12-5. Then in July & August the hours will be Fridays: 12-5, Saturdays: 10-5, Sundays: 11-5 and Holidays: 10-5. (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 24, from 10-2, the Annual Junior Room Bake Sale fund-raiser will be held with delicious homemade baked goods (rain date: Monday, May 26). 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, of course, raffle tickets will be available for this year’s Mint 2000 Corvette Convertible. The car will be on display outside the Library. Tickets are available at the book sale and in the Library. The drawing will take place on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. when the winning tickets will be drawn at the 38th Annual Pumpkin Run. Raffle Tickets are $10.

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 22% 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 for more