Winter Book Sale starts Thursday

SARANAC LAKE – The 28th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. Warm up while browsing through hundreds of hardcover and paperback books, children’s books, along with DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. The special books section will include Adirondack books, newer fiction and nonfiction, old collectible, and coffee table books.

Adirondack splendor quilt

This is your last chance to purchase tickets on “Adirondack Splendor,” a pieced, appliqued and hand-quilted wall hanging created by the Cabin Fever Quilters. Blocks feature Adirondack wildlife and flora surrounded by log cabin blocks. Tickets are $1 for one, and $5 for six tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Cabin Fever Quilters members who made blocks are Carol Grebe, Coralie North, Marilyn Gillespie, Janean McElyea, Eloise Leedom, Nancy Warner and Carolyn Moody. Hand quilting was done by Coralie North.

Book sale volunteers

Gloria Drucker is coordinating the 2017 event; Joy Harvey is in charge of the special books; Merle Smith and Karen Smith, mass market paperbacks; Donna Fulkerson, children’s, teen & young adult; Holly Huber, cashiers; Mary Abendroth and Donna Fulkerson will serve as day/evening chairs; Merle Smith, window display. Many other volunteers help with the sale.


Adult hardcover books will sell for $2, trade paperbacks $1.50 and mass market paperbacks $1. Young adult hard covers can be purchased for $2 and soft covers $1. Children’s hardcovers will sell for $1, soft covers 50 cents, CDs $1, and DVDs $1.50. Special books will be individually priced.

Book sale decorations

Children who visited the library recently participated in the Adirondack Wildlife Decorating Project by coloring a picture of a moose, raccoon, beaver, owl or other animal. The pictures will to be displayed in the Community Room throughout the sale. Each participant received a certificate for four free books from the Children’s Section of the sale.