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Library cleans house

Old shelves and much more will be sold at
by: Barbara Adams, Estacada Library regular Jayson Brazell, 2, plays with an interactive toy in the children’s section of the new Estacada Library.

While the community has enjoyed the new Estacada Library since its grand opening Aug. 5, dust has been collecting on the old bookshelves and leftover remnants of the former Estacada Library at City Hall.

That will all change Saturday, Sept. 30, when 'everything must go!' during the library rummage sale at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office chairs, computer parts, glassware, tablecloths, toys, camping lanterns, costume clothing, fabric, two desks (one with a hutch), and more are now sitting in the old library in need of new homes. Some of the items are left over from the Renaissance Fair, which will be rejuvenated with fresh ideas next year.

The wooden library bookshelves will be sold through silent bidding between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the children's programs and furnishings at the Estacada Library.

The sale is sponsored by Curves, owned by Susan Wagner of Estacada. She has been promoting the rummage sale with fliers distributed and displayed throughout town. She's also organized a donation drive. Community members are encouraged to look through their homes for items they're willing to donate for the rummage sale. Items can be dropped off at Estacada City Hall Friday.

Kendra Carpenter, Estacada Library specialist and children's programming coordinator, said she is hoping to broaden the selection of children's books in the collection. 'More books on recycling, eco-friendly-start them early so we teach them right,' she said.

The children's weekly program will begin Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Toddler story time and crafts is an hour-long program that includes storytelling and age-appropriate crafts for newborn babies up to kindergarten-age children. Lynn Fike will be the featured storyteller the first week, and Katherine Hurd will be there Oct. 12.

For more information about the rummage sale or children's programs, call the Estacada Library, 503-630-8273.