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Harvard book sale required a lot of volunteer helpers


The Friends of the Harvard Public Library held its annual book sale May 18 to 20. This is our largest fund-raiser, and this year we broke the previous sales record! The funds we raise provide equipment and programs for the Harvard Public Library that many townspeople enjoy.

There are many people we wish to thank. Thanks to the dozens of you who dropped off thousands of books for the sale. Year after year, it’s truly amazing what comes in from such a small town!

We would also like to thank town administrator Tim Bragan for allowing us to use the “old” library. It was of course the ideal location and appreciated by volunteers and customers alike — especially given the three days of rain showers during the sale.

As always, we run on volunteer power. Literally, hundreds of hours go into pulling off this event. Many people gave up their Saturday mornings to help sort the books and work at the sale. For this we offer our heartfelt gratitude. Among our volunteers are Fran and Rich Maiore, Barbara Hilton, Judy Wong, Pat White, Laurie Lingham, Jen Teresko, Deb Ferguson, Carlisle Ferguson, Carolyn Grant, Robin Calderwood, Lindsey Tonge, Cary Browse and Abby Hutchinson. Our apologies if we missed anyone.

Of course the FOHPL Committee was also heavily involved in the planning and execution of the sale — Deborah Sauve, Kathy Boisvert, Vicki Maxant, Gwen Cook and Maureen Remeika gave their time, talent and energy. Thanks as well to library Director Mary Wilson and her staff for their support.

By the way, as for the leftover books — only those in excellent condition will be for sale in the new library soon.


Co-presidents, FOHPL

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