Highland Library Annual Book Sale Coming Up Soon

Monterey, VA – The Library’s Annual Used Book Sale is right around the corner, October 8th – 10th, and we’re still in need of more volunteers to help us get ready. There are many sorting shifts available. We’re especially in need of strong people who can move boxes of books for us. The sorting and set-up run from Monday, October 4th through Thursday, October 7th.

We even have a new evening shift this year on Tuesday. Those who work a total of four hours are eligible to purchase books in advance of the sale. It’s a great opportunity to contribute to your community and enjoy the company of other library supporters, too.

We also have some selling shifts still open the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the sale. Please consider helping us. You can come by the library to sign up.

The raffle for the $250.00 Amazon.com gift card is coming up, too. That will be held on Sunday, October 10, at 12:00 noon, on the final day of the book sale. You can get your tickets at the front desk anytime between now and then.

The library was recently awarded the 2010 Service Award by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. The award was accepted at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, September 19th. We were honored to be recognized for our efforts to serve the people of Highland County and thank the Chamber of Commerce for choosing us this year.

Family Movie Night next month will feature “How to Train Your Dragon” (Rated PG) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22 in the Mountain View Room. The movie, popcorn, candy and drinks are all free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

The Second Tuesday Reading Group will be discussing “Nomad: From Islam to America” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Barbara Hevener will be leading the discussion. Newcomers are welcome.

New on our bookshelves this month you’ll find Nicholas Sparks’s “Safe Haven,” Stuart Woods’s “Santa Fe Edge,” Rita Mae Brown’s “A Nose for Justice,” Sophie Kinsella’s “Mini Shopaholic,” John Sandford’s “Bad Blood,” Jeffrey Archer’s “And Thereby Hangs a Tale,” Francine Rivers’s “Her Daughter’s Dream,” Frederick Forsyth’s “Cobra,” Emma Donoghue’s “Room,” Haywood Smith’s “Waking Up in Dixie,” and Terry McMillan’s “Getting to Happy.” In non-fiction we have Bill O’Reilly’s “Pinheads and Patriots,” Jimmy Carter’s “White House Diary,” “Guinness World Records 2011,” and Jon Stewart and the Daily Show’s “Earth (the Book), A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.”

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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