Do you like to read?  Does your "reading" still involve bypassing a computer or mobile screen and picking up a good old book in your hands, and turning the pages until it's time to stop and place a treasured bookmark (or "dog-ear" a corner) to mark your spot? Then don't miss the Friends of the North Adams Public Library's big Book Sale.

It's coming up on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 & 22, from 9-4 at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center, just off Marshall St. in the city. Not only will you find a great selection of paper and hardback books for all ages, but books on CD, DVDs and more, all moderately priced.  They'll even have some free VHS tapes available.

Since book sales and bake sales go together so well, they'll have one of those too. That's usually the hook that draws me in. A silent auction will also be going on.

All this goes to help the Friends in their mission to assist the Library by funding programs and materials not covered in their budget. In 2017 the Friends approved over $15,000 in expenditures in support of the NAPL. The money was raised mainly through the Book Sale and their annual membership drive.

So be sure to stop by, pick up an item or two, maybe a cupcake, and help support a true jewel of North Adams.