ROCKLAND — The Friends of Rockland Public Library will host an outdoor Book and Plant Sale on the Union Street lawn of the Rockland Public Library on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In case of rain, the sale will be held on the following weekend (June 19 and 20).
The Friends members have been busy gathering and sorting hundreds of books for this event.
“We have lots of adult fiction, classics, cookbooks, gardening books, young adult fiction, children's books, and more!” said Friends, in a news release. “More than 3,000 gently used books will be on sale in all subjects. We will also have a ‘booktique’ under a separate tent for our special, individually priced books.”
This year the book sale will also have a small selection of plants for sale.
“We have begun dividing and repotting plants; if you have treasures from your garden you'd like to share, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
All proceeds go directly to support the Rockland Public Library. Each year the Friends of the Rockland Public Library funds library cards for Knox County students, all children’s and young adult books, computers and computer maintenance, interlibrary loan services, Thursday evening adult programming, the elimination of overdue fines, and so much more.
Masks and social distancing norms are required for those who attend the Book and Plant Sale. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Members of the Friends of Rockland Public Library are invited to shop first, from 8:30 until 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or renewing their Friends membership may do so at a table set up outside of the sale tent.