Book & Bake Sale at the Library

Friends of the St. Charles Public Library
Annual Bake & Book Sale
Thursday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 31

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 19 through Saturday, October 21.  The book sale will continue through Tuesday, October 31.

In addition to books and baked goods, the Friends’ sale will also include puzzles and games.  The final days of the event will have an “End of Sale Special.”  From Friday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 31, 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, a tablecloth for the library’s booth at WOW, and VOX Books, just to name a few.  In January 2024, the Friends will be sponsoring a visit of Minnesota author Lorna Landvik to the library.

The Friends welcome any new members that would like to join.  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

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

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