Friends' Holiday Bazaar

Released On: 11/9/2019

The Friends of the Lorain Public Library, Inc.’s final sale of the year is going to be a little bit more holly and jolly with its annual bazaar and bake sale Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.

Jay Metzger, a member of LPLS’ Board of Trustees and a volunteer with the book sales at the Main Library, said this sale isn’t like the sales that take place during the other times of the year because all of the items are giftable.

“Everything we sell is new or like new,” he said. “There are a lot of books that come to us with the original stickers on them from Borders or Barnes and Noble so they’re in really good condition. The VHSs, DVDs and CDs we sell are all brand new. They’ve not been opened. They’re in their original packaging.”

Metzger said everything being sold should be able to be taken home, wrapped in wrapping paper and placed under a Christmas tree.

“We also have a bake sale with things like cookies and breads that people bring in and donate,” he said. “They bring it the baked goods in, and we bag it and since this sale takes place in the Toni Morrison Reading Room on the first floor, we can put things like this on display in the windows along Reid Avenue to try and bring people in.”

The sale, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, will be at the same time as Lorain Winterfest, formerly Waterfront Winterfest and Light Up Lorain.

“We want people who are downtown to see that there’s things happening at the library and this sale is just one of those great things,” he said.

Additionally, there will be jewelry for sale and often times people will donate knitted or crocheted items such as scarves, socks, mittens, gloves and blankets for the Friends to put up for sale.

“It’s just such a nice time of the year and we really want to convey that,” Metzger said. If you are interested in donating handmade items, the Friends will accept them at the
information desk of the Main Library the week before the sale. Books must be new or like new and other media, such as VHSs, DVDs and CDs, must be in their original packaging and any plastic packaging from the manufacturer.