Book Collection Takes Off

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Members pack up boxes of donated books at the Friends book collection at the library. From the left: Vern Raylor, Dorian Taylor, Jim Irwin and Suzy Irwin (chatting with a donor).

On Saturday, May 1, the Friends of Kent Memorial held their first book collection in over a year due to the pandemic. It was obvious that many Suffield residents had been waiting patiently for us to come “on line” and begin collecting again, because many, many people drove to the library and lined up to unload boxes and bags and armfuls of books during our two-hour collection time. It was also evident that there was plenty of reading going on during the pandemic, as there were many excellent and recently published books turned in as donations. It looks like there will be some great choices at the book sale this year.

We were lucky to have 19 hard working volunteers who helped sort and pack the donated books into approximately 120 boxes for future categorizing, in anticipation of our book sale on September 10-12, 2021. Special kudos to Kerry and Bob White, who spent hours after the collection with packing, pricing and moving boxes. Our next collection will be Saturday, June 5, at the Mary Ann Zak library entrance.

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