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Library’s Holiday Sale Returning With ‘Amazing Variety Of Items’



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The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library have excitedly announced that the popular Holiday Sale is returning the first weekend in December after being on hiatus since 2019.

Sale hours are from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 3, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, December 4. It will take place in the first floor meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street.

According to the C.H. Booth Library’s policy, patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in the library.

Holiday Sale Chair Marge Gingolaski said she and others “are delighted to be back with a huge selection of holiday items, all reasonably priced, for everyone on shoppers’ gift lists.”

There will be thousands of new and like-new gift-quality books for all ages that will be arranged by genre or children’s reading level.

Friends volunteer Denise Kaiser agreed, saying there will be a wide variety of offerings.

“Looking for board books, lovely picture books for the pre-K set, books for new readers in the early grades, or books for older readers, including young adults? You name it, we have it. All are sure to delight the lucky recipient,” she said.

The Holiday Sale will also have hundreds of brand-new, factory-sealed jigsaw puzzles, as well as games, stocking stuffers, media, tableware and table settings, bakeware, needlepointed pillows, snow globes, nutcrackers, and decorations perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Communications Director Nancy Dvorin said the sale this year will “have an amazing variety of items.”

Of special note, says Gingolaski, are home decorative items, many of them holiday-themed and donated by a local collector.

Travel enthusiasts will enjoy the large album collection of privately printed photos chronicling the international adventures of a local art photographer.

Dvorin noted: “This is the 11th year we’ve done the Holiday Sale, and this is by far the biggest inventory of merchandise we’ve ever had … it’s a treasure trove.”

The majority of books will be located to the left of the entrance, while the children’s books and other children-specific items for sale will be in the back of the room. Gift items will be throughout the center of the space and there will be two checkouts by the door.

People may want to consider returning multiple times during the weekend sale to see new inventory being put out throughout the day.

“We will be restocking the tables throughout the two-day sale … the more inventory we move, the more money we can give to the library and that’s the goal of everything we do," said Dvorin.

"Our secondary goal for this particular sale is that it is a nice, fun part of Newtown’s holiday weekend," she added. "It’ll be a festive shopping environment.”

Holiday Sale shoppers can pay by cash, check, or credit card. All proceeds from the sale benefit C.H. Booth Library.

For those unable to get to the two-day sale, the remaining holiday items and new inventory will be available at the Friends’ Little Book Store, located on the main floor of the library, in the weeks leading up to the new year.

For more information, visit boothbooksale.org.

Reporter Alissa Silber can be reached at alissa@thebee.com.

The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library’s Holiday Sale will be offering everything from children’s pop-up books to snow globes to nutcrackers. —photos courtesy Nancy Dvorin
Holiday Sale Chair Marge Gingolaski holds open a photo book available for purchase that includes a large collection of privately printed images from a local art photographer.
There will be a large assortment of holiday-themed tableware for sale at the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library’s Holiday Sale on December 3 and 4.
Festive needlepointed pillows will be for sale at the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library’s Holiday Sale the first weekend in December.
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