Saturday, 21 October 2017
It's a busy day on our street. Three doors down is having an open house. Two doors down from them a family is having a new metal roof installed. Consequently, the street is clogged with workman's vehicles and vehicles of folks attending the open house. The side walks are busy with gawkers watching the roof going on, dog walkers, people going to and from their cars .... makes it a little dicey getting out of ones driveway. Nevertheless, get out we did and trucked off to the Friends of the Library annual book sale (11th annual to be exact). Over 30,000 square feet and over 100,000 books to choose from. What a fantastic job those volunteers did of sorting books into categories, alphabetising, labelling, pricing...so easy to find what you were looking for. There was a snack bar, an information kiosk for the library, a sale of recyclable cloth bags. So much going on. The warehouse floor was a sea of customers. No problem knowing where to go. The cement floor was taped out with instructions on how to get out, where to pay, information centres...just fantastic. Yes, of course I bought books. How many? Well, never mind that.