Library’s Come to the Fair returns

SARANAC LAKE – The 59th 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–for adults, young adults and children–along with DVDs, CDs, videos (all on sale for 25 cents), white elephant items, jewelry, puzzles, games and baked goods.

Attendees will enter at the back of the library. Special Books -?select books in all categories, including Adirondack books, recent fiction and nonfiction, art books and coffee table books are featured in the Dickert Room.

The Community Room will be filled with books -?fiction and nonfiction -?and an extensive selection of white elephant items, jewelry, puzzles and games.

Baked goods -?cakes, pies, cookies and more -?will also be sold in the Community Room Opening Day until all items are sold.

Fair hours

The fair will run from 10:0 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 to Thursday, Aug. 7. The third day many books will be sold at greatly reduced prices.

Members Night

A special opening for those who have contributed to the 2014 Membership Campaign at the supporting $40 level or higher will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4th as the board’s way of saying thank you for yearly financial support of the library.

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 Scholarship Club

This year the committee’s theme will salute the Women’s College Scholarship Club, celebrating its 75th year, giving scholarships to area high school and continuing education students, and promoting education.

Fair chairpersons

The Fair Committee, coordinated by Gloria Drucker, includes Margaret Worden, Don Morgan and Donna Fulkerson, day chairs; Holly Huber, cashiers; Peter and Trish Lukens, treasurers.

Also, Siobhan Crary, Liz Johnson, and Linda Jackson, baked goods; 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; Donna Fulkerson, young adult and children’s 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. High-quality costume jewelry (or silver and gold!) may be dropped at the library anytime. White elephant items, puzzles and games can be brought to the Community Room from 10 a.m. to 1 .m. on Saturday, August 2nd.

Baked goods will be received after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, Opening Day.

Please, no more books (the deadline for receiving books was July 11) as the committee is busy sorting the books that have already been dropped off. The committee will begin accepting books again on Monday, Aug. 25.

Book prices

Book prices will remain the same as last year, 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.