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Peninsula Community Library’s Friends and Fine Editions Used Book Sale is right around the corner! The sale kicks off for Friends of Peninsula Community Library members on Thursday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with an ice cream social sponsored by Friends of Mission Point Lighthouse.

The sale, sponsored by Friends of PCL, opens to the general public that same day, July 20, at 7 p.m., and will be open Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will continue through August 2.

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Now is the time to declutter your shelves and donate those books, movies, music, games and puzzles to the library for the sale. Drop them off any time during library hours:

  • Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • (Closed on Saturdays during the summer, except as noted above on July 22)


Also coming up is the Local Artist’s Fair on Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Mission Peninsula School.

Bigger than ever, this year’s event, organized by OMP resident Gilbert Carrizales, includes 40 artists, three food trucks, and music from Tim Boursaw and Hillar Bergman. Do your Christmas shopping in July and check out the book sale while you’re there!


Teens and preteens are invited to create a frameable masterpiece at Peninsula Community Library on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. This fun event will include a canvas, painter’s tape and acrylic paint.

There is no fee, but call the library at (231) 223-7700 to let them know how many to plan for. And as with every library event, there will be snacks!


Henry David Thoreau, whose 200th birthday was on July 12, once said, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Well, we are putting foundations under our castle here at Peninsula Community Library.  Committees of residents have been hard at work raising money, applying for grants, holding community events, meeting with architects and more to build a Peninsula Community Library that will see us into the future.

To date, we have received gifts and legally binding pledges of $1,182,387.30 toward our goal to build a new library at the corner of Island View Road and Center Road. We could never have too many hands when it comes to this project. Interested in donating funds, volunteering, serving on a committee? Email me at [email protected] or call me at (231) 223-7700.

Community is the foundation on which our new library is being built. We ARE the heart of the community, and you are the friends and neighbors that make it strong!


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A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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