It was a lot of work, but this year’s opening of the Pawling Library’s Annual Book Sale was a big hit. We had booksellers come from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Some of the booksellers even lined up outside Mizzentop the night before to get the first shot at the 25,000 books we’d put out for the sale. I was really excited to see so many members of our community come out, too. It’s extraordinary to have our community come out and support us by buying books and volunteering their time. These books get a second chance to find a home, and all the proceeds from the sale go to support library services at the Pawling Library.
In case you missed it, the library’s new 3D Printer was on display at the sale printing small figures. The 3D Printer is available for use by the public by appoint
ment, and we’ll be offering the Z Axis Program for kids grades 6 and up, where we’ll teach kids the basics of 3D design and printing using our Printrbot Metal Plus 3D printer and Tinkercad 3D modeling software. More info at pawlinglibrary.org/3d
But we’re not done yet! The sale continues this weekend on Saturday June 27 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday June 28 9 am to 3 pm. On Sunday, we’ll be boxing up all the remaining books for shipment to Better World Books, an organization that collects, resells, and donates used books. This is a big job, and we’ll take all the help we can get. If you are available and want to help, come by the sale on Sunday, June 28 at 1 pm.
Thanks to everyone for coming out, buying books, and lending a hand!