It’s time to get ready for the annual Charlotte Library book sale! This fun annual event offers everyone a great opportunity to stock up on year-round reading material. This year’s sale will take place rain or shine on Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the traditional tent on the Town Green (thanks to Vermont Tent). The July sale, run by the Friends of the Charlotte Library for the past 20 years, is truly a Charlotte tradition. Proceeds from the sale help support Charlotte Library programs and expand the library’s collection.

You’ll find high quality, inexpensive books—from do-it-yourself manuals to gardening books, cookbooks to mysteries, parenting guides to current novels, and everything in between. And there’s always a terrific selection of books for the younger crowd, from picture books to juvenile series to young adult fiction.

Browse for books and enjoy hanging out on the green. Snacks and lunch will be available from local food vendors—lu.lu Ice Cream, Philo Ridge Farm, Taco Truck All Stars, and HOME Pressed juices.

This year the Energy Committee joins us with its first annual Fossil-Free Jamboree!, celebrating fossil-fuel-free living. Check out information about fossil-free choices for transportation, yard work and weatherizing homes, plus the display of a wide variety of electric vehicles, including e-bikes and electric riding mowers. Under the fossil free tent, you’ll learn about current incentives, charging options, landscaping alternatives and solar energy. You can also treat your bike to a free tune-up and enjoy a smoothie made by pedal-power on the smoothie bike.

Book donations: We will be accepting book donations from Monday, July 1, through Thursday, July 18. Donation guidelines are available at the library desk. Please be sure to drop off your donations only when the library is open.