The Friends of Peninsula Community Library are accepting book donations for their annual book sale. Just drop books at the library during open hours (see below for hours).

The Book Sale begins Thursday, July 21. Members of the Friends group are allowed to begin shopping a little early, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, with the sales room open to the public from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. July 21, and during Library hours until August 3.

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“We have an unusually fine selection of children’s books this year,” says Friends president Nancy Davy, adding that there are plenty of books of all sorts, along with puzzles, records, games and other treasures.

Full prices run from July 21 to July 27, with an amazing deal of $2 per bag beginning July 28 and running until August 3.

The Friends are also hosting a local artists Art Fair on July 23 – one day only! New items this year include Shaker baskets, pressed flowers, stationery, bookmarks, felted hats, flower pins, beaded bracelets. Come and see what your talented neighbors are selling.

The Peninsula Community Library is located inside the Old Mission Peninsula School, 2699 Island View Road on the Old Mission Peninsula. Learn more about becoming a Friend here.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The library is closed on Saturdays during the summer.

For more information, visit the Library website or call the Peninsula Community Library, (231) 223-7700.

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A lifelong resident of the Old Mission Peninsula, Jane grew up on a cherry farm (Johnson Farms), married the boy next door (Tim Boursaw), and raised two kids there (Will and Marissa). Her 35-year career as a photojournalist includes bylines with the New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal, and interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But she loves writing about the OMP most of all.


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