Bristol library plans to begin monthly yard sale program

One of many sales Bristol Public Library has held on their lawn over the years.

BRISTOL – Next month Bristol Public Library will hold their very first monthly yard sale.

“We’re hoping this will kind of turn into a farmer’s market, flea market, type of thing,” Treva Paris, Senior Circulation Clerk at BPL, said.

The library has hosted antique sales and craft sales in the past, but this time, they’re seeking to make a larger impact on the community. Any items- aside from guns and drugs- may be sold at the yard sale event and registration is not required. A $10 non-refundable rental fee will be collected prior to the start of the event.

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library hope to use the money from the first few monthly yard sales for the new pavilion they’re working on. Beyond the hedge near the parking lot, BPL is setting up an area that may be used for a story time activity and reading nook when not in use by the library. It will also feature playground equipment for kids. They are expecting to build this spring.

To get the yard sales going, Friends of BPL are also looking to procure a digital sign to put up out front, letting people from the highway know there’s a sale going on.

While still a month away, the library has been spreading the word through its patrons and the reception has been positive so far.

“We haven’t even really touted it or anything. We’ve just been telling them about it at the library and so far the response has been really good. I think we’ll really get a great response.”

The first Bristol Public Library Monthly Yard Sale will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 5. Set up begins at 7:30 a.m., non - Bristol residents are welcome to take part in the event. For more information, contact the Bristol Public Library at 574-848-7458.

Other upcoming events at the Bristol Public Library include:

In celebration of National Library Week, Bristol Public Library will offer donuts and coffee on Monday, April 19; and on Thursday, April 12, they’ll offer a kids cookie decorating activity.

A resin jewelry class will take place on April 14.

The annual antique sale will take place May 18. Registration is required.

There will be a murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. on May 26.


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