Book sale a success

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Bennington Free Library are pleased to declare the Bennington Free Library's 2016 Book Sale a great success. The second largest fundraising event we hold each year, it is truly a community event; with individuals of all ages and skills volunteering in support of the Library.

Our Hometown newspaper, The Bennington Banner, did an exceptional job of publicizing our event; while members of the WBTN and CAT/TV staff, as well as our Facebook friends worked together to get the word out. The First Baptist Church is always generous about use of the space and its staff are both supportive and patient as we prepare for our sale.

The Department of Corrections' Community Service Program folks labored over many days moving materials to the site, then remained to set up rooms in preparation for the sale. Program supervisor John Cook did a marvelous job of organizing his crew, who worked hard and with good humor throughout.

Individual volunteers organized and sorted books, hauled boxes, set up the sale, stocked tables, maintained rooms, answered questions, located books, worked as cashiers and clean- up crew.

Bookfest is an enormous undertaking that would not happen without the support of our donors and volunteers over the past year. All deserve recognition for their work on behalf of the Library.


Whatever your role in Bookfest: as donor, volunteer, or "customer," participation in Bookfest provides a significant boost to the Library's budget and the culture of our community. With the positive outcome of this years' sale, we eagerly anticipate another successful year at the Library.

— Lynne Fonteneau McCann, director of the Bennington Free Library Bennington