Does anybody need a door? since we recently installed our brand new door at the library, our old door (which we admittedly put to good use for many years) is for sale at Found. According to Ann Marie Radich of the shop, the door is available for $750, and the proceeds will benefit our library. Found is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is closed on Tuesdays. Go check it out! The shop is located in the Midtown area on the east side of Hemlock.

For Spring Unveiling weekend through May 7, we will be putting out our art and music books for sale on a weeklong display ending May 13. Come check out our sale during regular library hours.

In other news, the Northwest Author Series will be held at the library on Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m. This month our speaker will be Mindy Hardwick. She will be discussing her book “Kids in Orange: Voices from a Juvenile Detention.” She will also be introducing her soon-to-be-published book “Sweetheart Wedding.” The book is the third in her Cranberry Bay Series, which is set in the fictional small town of Cranberry Bay, located on the north Oregon Coast. Be sure to arrive in a timely manner, as we often have overflow attendees. By the way, Mindy is a member of our library and facilitates poetry workshops for teens. Her book “Stained Glass Summer” was a 2013 epic eBook Award finalist.

Cannon Beach Reads, our monthly reading discussion group,  will be meeting on Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. This month the group will be reading and discussing “The River Why,” by David James Duncan, which was published in 1983. The novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery. New members are always welcome!

On Memorial Day Weekend, which is May 27-29, the Cannon Beach Library will be offering a rare, old, and poetry book sale from 10-5 each day. Hundreds of pre-loved books will be available to choose from. White gloves will be on hand so visitors can safely handle the rare books. Since this is one of our fundraisers, all proceeds will go to help fund the library. The library will also be open as usual for book checkouts and other services.

The library is eagerly accepting donations of previously-read books, to be sold at our annual Fourth of July Book Sale. If your closets and bookcases are overflowing with books you and your family have already finished, put them to good use and bring them to us ASAP. Evaluating and pricing the donations takes a lot of time, so the sooner we have them in our possession, the less work we will have as the Fourth draws closer. Donation tax forms are also available at the library desk, should you want to claim your donations as tax deductions.

Come join us for our busy (and hopefully sunny) month of May!

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