Friends of the Library to Hold Annual Bake & Book sale

Friends of the St. Charles Public Library
Annual Bake & Book Sale
Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 28

Looking for an opportunity to purchase used books and tasty treats, while supporting a good cause?  The Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will be holding their annual bake and book sale from Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22.  The book sale will continue through Friday, October 28.

In addition to books and baked goods, the Friends’ sale will also include puzzles and board games.  New for this year, the final date of the sale, Friday, October 28, will have an “End of Sale Special.”  People will be able to buy a bag of items for the low, low cost of $1.

The annual sale is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of the St. Charles Public Library, generating close to $1,000 every year.  These funds allow the Friends to support library purchases and projects that would not have been otherwise possible.  In the past, Friends funds were used to purchase shelving, library card lanyards for the first graders, books for preschool screening, pizza for the St. Charles Elementary reading lock-in, a barcode scanner, a bike rack, DVDs for the library’s collection, and a tablecloth for the library’s booth at WOW, just to name a few.

The Friends welcome any new members that would like to join.  In fact, for the next year, the group will be waiving membership dues.  The time commitment for the Friends of the Library is low – Friends only need attend the fall annual meeting and assist in the book and bake sale.  If interested in becoming a Friend of the St. Charles Public Library, contact current Friends President Terra Lidbom at terralidbom@yahoo.com.

Community members can also help out the Friends and their local library by donating books, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and board games for the bake and book sale.  Simply drop off your donations to the St. Charles Public Library anytime after October 1.  Local bakers can donate their tasty creations for the sale on October 19 and October 20.

Please support the Friends of the Public Library and either shop at or donate to the annual bake and book sale.

We Want to Hear from You

We want to hear from YOU! SELCO is conducting a broad-based community needs assessment on behalf of the 37 public libraries in its service area – which includes the St. Charles Public Library. Findings will guide library services, programs, and other priorities in the years to come. Your input into the process is important, because your local library’s end goal is to serve you – effectively and fully.

Fill out the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/NM7K3S5

Minnesota Author Tour to Stop at the St. Charles Public Library

As part of SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour, the St. Charles Public Library will have visits from three different authors in May.

Kim Todd – May 2, 6:30 pm

Kim Todd, Ph.D., is known for her award-winning storytelling about science, nature, and history.  Her most recent publication, Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Stunt Girl Reporters,” is a MN Book Awards Finalist.

Anne Ursu – May 16, 6:30 pm

Anne Ursu is the author of many acclaimed novels including 2022 MN Book Award Finalist The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, and The Real Boys, which was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Brian Freeman – May 24, 6:30 pm

Brian Freeman writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages.  He has won Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards and his novel The Deep, Deep Snow was a finalist for the Edgar Award.

Friends of the Library Bake & Book Sale

The Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will be holding their annual bake and book sale on Thursday, October 21 – Saturday, October 23.  Help out the Friends of the Library by donating books, puzzles, and board games for the sale, starting October 11.  You can also donate baked goods for the sale on October 20.

Bake Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm

Book, Puzzle & Board Game Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm
Friday, October 22: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday, October 23: 10am – 1pm

Cookies for Kids

Saturday, October 2, 2021
St. Charles Public Library
10:30am – 1:00pm

Welcome back to school!  The staff and board of the St. Charles Public Library would like to invite you for a FREE cookie!  Check out everything your local library has to offer and enjoy a cookie.

Welcoming Week Celebration

Tuesday, September 14, 4:30-6:30pm

Join the St. Charles Public Library and Project FINE for a community celebration featuring a variety of activities inside and outside the library!  Music and dance performances, activities, story time, and library tours. All are welcome!

Spring Cleaning Book Sale

Throughout the months of April and May, the St. Charles Public Library is holding a spring cleaning book sale.  Drop on by to purchase hardcover books for a $1.00 or paperback books for 50-cents, or give us your best offer.  Don’t see what you want in your first visit?  Return at a later date, as books are being continually added to the sale.