The 37th Annual Used Book Sale held in September resulted in our most successful one yet with over $13,100 raised by the Friends of the Granby Public Library. Nothing like a nice sunny weekend to draw a crowd.
The sorters were busy in June and during the first few weeks in July until the sorting room at Holcomb Farm had to be shut down due to a lack of storage space.
There are so many to thank for the success of this event—the FOGPL Board for their work moving books from the library to Holcomb Farm and to continue sorting them there; the men and women of the Granby Memorial High School football and field hockey teams for the amazing work they did to move well over 500 cartons of books to the main barn; the many volunteers who unpacked the boxes, set up the sale room in the Main Barn and also helped during the sale itself; the various town departments—the Granby Public Library, the Department of Public Works and the Recreation Department; Cossitt Library board members who loaned us tables; the donation drops at the Y, Geissler’s and Cossitt; those who let us advertise with signs at homes, businesses, churches, even in Simsbury; Signs Plus, Wine Inc., Berkshire Hathaway who helped with logistics; and all who donated items for the sale and all who shopped at the sale. We could not have done this without all of you.
Our sponsors this year were: Arrow Concrete, Judy Guarco (Berkshire Hathaway), Beman True Value Hardware, Platinum Studio, Zen Restaurant Group (Han, @The Barn, Farmer’s Kitchen, La Figata), Northwest Community Bank, Windsor Federal Savings, Cambridge House Brew Pub, Geissler’s Supermarket, Paine’s, Grass Roots Ice Cream, Stop & Shop, Cake Gypsy and Wine, Inc.
We are very lucky to have such a great community who support us in so many ways.