The treats keep coming


Calling all bibliophiles! Whether you’re looking to fill your own shelves or start Christmas shopping for fellow book lovers, you’re going to want to check out what’s going on tomorrow because, even though Halloween is over, the St. Maries Public Library is still handing out goodies.

The annual St. Maries Library book sale is back for its ninth year, and volunteers expect it to be bigger and better.

The Friends of the St. Maries Library, the group that supports the library, organizes the sale in November each year. Over the year people donate books from all genres, and they are organized and stored in the basement for the big sale. The most popular category is fiction novels; in fact, the library has collected more than 25 boxes of fiction books this year.

Friends of the St. Maries Library members Linda Foxworth and Rhonda Bifford worked on organizing books for the annual book sale Nov. 2.

Hardback books will cost $1, paperbacks 25-cents and children’s books 10-cents. This year’s sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow – Saturday, Nov. 2. The event usually raises between $1,200 and $1,500; the money goes to support library supplies resources and programs. Last year the group used the money to pay for The Traveling Lantern, an Idaho Theatre for Youth program that was brought to the elementary school. The money also helps pay for the Harvest Festival each year.

Leftover books will continue to be available for sale during regular library hours. Shoppers are encouraged to bring a grocery bag. For more information, feel free to call the St. Maries Library at 208-245-3732.


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