Sidewalk sale at North Gower Branch a success

Community members Karen Craig (L) and Christiane Bollinger at the Sidewalk Sale Saturday. In the basket, special custom Library Blend coffee, prepared just for us!

Community members Karen Craig (L) and Christiane Bollinger at the Sidewalk Sale Saturday. In the basket, special custom Library Blend coffee, prepared just for us!

A rainy Saturday failed to dampen enthusiasm at the first-ever Sidewalk Sale at the North Gower Branch of the Ottawa Public Library as donated and decommissioned books from the Coral’s Corner used bookstore were cleared to make room for upcoming renovations.

Books sold included fiction, children’s story books, military history, and many fascinating books and booklets of local history.

Proceeds from the sale go to Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for reinvestment in the community libraries.

Retired librarian Karen Craig dropped in as did may other North Gower-Kars residents throughout the day. One lucky customer picked up a beautiful pressed flower kit; another spied a home health guide from the early 1900s—a collector’s item!

Renovations begin at the Branch, now in its 125th year of continuous library service to the community, in July.

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