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

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.

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