Come to the Fair Aug. 6 to 8

SARANAC LAKE – The 58th annual Come to the Fair, a popular summer event held at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., will offer thousands of hardcover and paperback books for sale, along with DVDs, videos, CDs, white elephant items, jewelry, puzzles, games and baked goods.

Attendees will enter at the back of the library. Baked goods will be sold in the Community Room Opening Day until all items are sold.

Fair hours

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The third day many books will be sold at reduced prices.


Members night

A special opening for those who have contributed to the 2013 Membership Campaign at the supporting $40 level or higher will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, as the board’s way of saying thank you for yearly financial support.

Adirondack Books

The Adirondack Research Room will be selling many duplicate Adirondack books in the Dickert Room during Members Night, and throughout the sale. Come early for the best selection.

Fair theme honors Humane Society

This year the committee’s theme will salute the Tri-Lakes Humane Society with many cats, dogs and other assorted pets “Looking for a New Home,” and many books and other items at the fair also “Looking for a New Home!”


Chances may be purchased on a cedar picnic table with attached seats also looking for a home built by members of the Carpentry Vocational Program at the New York State Adirondack Correctional Facility. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The drawing will take place on Aug. 8.

Fair chairpersons

The Fair Committee, coordinated by Gloria Drucker, includes Bobbie Leamer, room set up and break down; Diane Peterson, Joan Tyler, and Bobbie Leamer, day/evening chairs; Holly Huber, cashiers; Peter and Trish Lukens, treasurers.

Also, Siobhan Crary and Liz Johnson, baked goods; Linda Jackson and Liz Johnson, puzzles and games; Barbara Plumadore, white elephant items; Joyce Henklein, jewelry; Merle Smith and Karen Smith, mass market paperbacks; Bobbie Leamer, Janet Lorenzo, and Don Morgan, Community Room books; Joan Tyler, children’s books; Donna Fulkerson, young adult books; Holly Huber, audio/video; Joy Harvey, special books.

Other chairs are Adam Brayshaw, Members Night; Pat Wiley and Peggy Orman, publicity; Merle Smith, window poster.


Everyone is encouraged to search attics, jewelry boxes and closets for enticing, quality goods for the white elephant and jewelry sections. Jewelry may be dropped at the library anytime. White elephant items, puzzles and games may be brought to the Community Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Baked goods will be received after 8 a.m. Tuesday, opening day.

Please, no more books until after the summer sale, as the committee is busy sorting the books that have already been dropped off.

Book prices

Book prices will remain the same, with hardcovers selling for $1.75, and paperbacks for 75 cents. Special books will be individually priced. Children’s hardcovers will sell for 50 cents; soft covers, 25 cents; and newer, green-dot items $1.

Community event

The fair is a community event that involves hundreds of people who contribute items, bake their specialties, set up and volunteer at the sale, and, of course, Come to the Fair! All proceeds benefit the Saranac Lake Free Library.