One of the great assets to any community, and certainly to Vancouver Washington and the greater Southwest Washington area is the local Library. We are fortunate to be served by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library system, which has many branch locations throughout the region.
In large part the Library is funded by tax levy, and thankfully reflects strong community support. However, not all programs are tax funded - one is the Summer Reading Program that receives funds from the FVRL Foundation; which in turn relies on fundraisers such as the BOOKAPALOOZA! So what is contained in that fun-sounding name? This time around we're told there are over 20,000 surplus items in the form of Hardback Books, Paperback Books, Videos and Audio-Vinyl - but, MOSTLY BOOKS!
The first such event in 2017 runs from January 12 - 14; 9am to 6pm. We stopped by on Thursday to "beat the rush" and scored some great books to enjoy during this wintry weather.
During our time there the pickins (books priced so low we felt like we were stealing them!) were pretty good, with paperback books priced at fifty-cents; and hard-backed books at one-dollar ($1).
Of note, they did a pretty good job in shoveling the sidewalks of snow, and there was plenty of free parking.
If you are able to make it to the Bookapalooza it is being held at the Library Headquarters Building, at 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver WA 98663 (and not at the New Library building on E Evergreen Blvd). Bring several big, sturdy canvas (or, similar) shopping bags as you can easily get carried away with many book-treasures!
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