Book sale well supported

Te Anau Friends of the Library volunteer Karen Turner assists Te Anau School principal Grant Excell and his family who were supporting the annual 28th Te Anau Friends of the Library book sale.

TE ANAU Friends of the Library (FOL) raised more than $7000 in its 28th year of running the successful annual book sale last weekend.

The FOL is a volunteer group which brings authors and poets to the Fiordland community and provides affordable books through organising the annual book sale and sponsoring many events.

A busy Friday night saw queues of people ready to enter the Fiordland Community Events Centre for the opportunity to buy thousands of books, magazines, puzzles, music and more, which were on offer during the weekend.

FOL chairwoman Marilyn Hunter said the group was really pleased at the quality of books donated to the sale this year.

“Throughout the year, donated books are collected from the library and sorted in our shed in the industrial area. My thanks go to Isla and John Howe and Karen and Rob Turner for doing this work.

“The recent sorting of popular authors into separate boxes had been very well received from those attending the sale this year.”

Books were freely donated to the sale, with Scouting Te Anau assisting with the set-up and clean-up as a fundraiser, with the group getting a third of the proceeds, she said.

“The FOL would like to thank the community for their ongoing support,” Mrs Hunter said.

People could drop off items for the 2022 sale at Te Anau Library.