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Searsmont Town News

By Cathy McGahan | Jul 13, 2019


Library Book and Bake Sale July 20

Be sure to stop by the Searsmont Town Library’s 30th annual Book and Bake Sale — and silent auction and “Grandma’s Attic” yard sale — on Saturday, July 20, at the Community Building from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

“It generates $7,000 or more in three hours, and allows the library to buy new books,” said Jana Herbener, chairman of the library’s board of trustees. “We couldn’t do it without the hard work of the library board, the Friends of the Searsmont Library, library director Steven Brown, and at least 50 volunteers. It’s a real community project.”

This year you can expect to choose from thousands of books for adults and children, delicious homemade pies, cakes, and cookies, hundreds of yard sale treasures, and close to 100 auction items including household goods, craft items, one-of-a-kind collectibles, a baseball signed by Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, and over two dozen gift certificates to local restaurants, salons, and other local businesses. Under the tent, the “Barn Dance Band” will be playing traditional music — everything from fiddle tunes and old time country/western music, to French Canadian, Irish, and bluegrass music.

It’s a great event for a good cause. Your local library offers its more than 1,200 patrons ebooks, high-speed computers, and Wi-Fi. It has programs for students, families and adults. In addition to the ongoing art exhibits by local artists, the library now offers a live music series, Tuesday movie matinees, weekly board game nights, a book group, a new seed collecting program, and more.

Kindergarten and first graders from the Weymouth School visit the library for story hours, and a summer reading program challenges children to fill in their passport (and win a prize!) by reading books.

For more information about this year’s Book and Bake Sale, or to volunteer, call the library at 342-5549, or go to



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