The Stockbridge Library Association hosts several fundraising events during the year. Annual events include a book sale and a Valentine’s book party. From time to time the library hosts a special event such as lecture or a dinner honoring a friend of the library. Proceeds offset the operating costs of the library. Be sure to check the library calendar for dates of upcoming events.
Annual Book Sale
The library’s annual book sale is scheduled for a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in July on the front lawn of the library. Hours are 9 to 5. There is a $5 admission fee for the preview period on Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon. No admission fee is charged at other times.
The sale typically includes around 16,000 books, CDs, and DVDs. Books are in good condition and sorted into more than 30 categories, including history, gardening, art and decorating, crafts and hobbies, biography, children’s fiction and nonfiction, adult fiction, and mysteries. Most books are priced between $.50 and $2.00
A small number of used books are on sale at the library throughout the year.
The library is grateful for donations of books for sale. It accepts adult and children fiction and nonfiction (please, no textbooks or magazines.) Books must be in good condition (no mildew) and can be dropped at the library any time of the year. For more information or large quantity pickup, call the library at 413-298-5501.
Volunteers to help with pricing and sorting books or with the sale itself are always welcome. For more information, call the library at 413-298-5501.
Valentine’s Book Party
Every year near Valentine’s Day, the library hosts a wine and hors d’oeuvres party. Beautiful new books of all types—fiction, nonfiction, children’s—are on display, and the library invites party-goers to buy books as a gift to the library’s collection. The party is fun and helps the library defray the costs of stocking the shelves with the latest books! View pictures of the 2013 Valentine book party HERE.
The library holds its Annual Meeting in the Bement Room in May. New Board members are announced at this event, and a program and refreshments follow.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
This event is for children six years of age and younger and is held rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public. Don’t forget to bring your baskets with you!
Annual Pumpkin Walk-About
A spook-tacular Halloween event for all ages! Stop by the library after the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Halloween Parade for ghost stories and a walk through the many jack-o-lanterns carved by your neighbors, friends, and you!