Friends seeking craft fair vendors, book sale Saturday
by Mark Andrews
Sep 04, 2013 | 3171 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Friends of the Bartow-Cartersville Library are looking for crafters to participate in their upcoming indoor arts and craft fair at the Cartersville Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 9.

“The [past two fairs] were well participated in,” Friends member Ed Bostick said. “We have had quilters, we’ve had woodcarvers, we’ve had Christmas decorations — those are really big during November — and jewelry.”

Lasting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors may purchase an 8-foot-by-8-foot space for $35. Friends members will receive a $10 discount.

“Our mission is to raise money for the library in addition to the budgeted amount they get from the city and county,” Bostick said. “My other mission is to get people to go to the library and read at this facility. One way to do that is to get them there through fundraisers like the craft fair and book sales.”

For further information and to reserve a space, contact Friends President Karen Barnhart, 770-382-4779 or at The fair is only accepting handcrafted items.

“We have plenty of booths still available,” Barnhart said. “In years past we have had a waiting list [approaching the date of the sale], but we really have no [application] deadline.

“Last year we were able to accommodate all but four vendors.”

In other news, Friends will hold a used book sale Saturday at the Main Street Library garage from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Friends members may enter the sale at 9 a.m. and a Friends membership may be purchased at the door for $10 per year

“The last hour of the book sale you can buy a recycle bag that we sell at the library — it’s a $5 bag — and you can fill it with as many books as you can shove in it,” Barnhart previously told The Daily Tribune news, adding the bag can be reused at future library sales. “Typically, people put anywhere from 10 to 30 books in there.”

The cost to fill the bag is $5, bringing the total for $10 on the initial use. At future book sales, patrons may bring the bag during the last hour of the sale and fill it for $5.

The organization reports donating to the library $10,000 to $12,000 each year made possible through its fundraising efforts.