Thursday, September 29 2022

Christmas Day is less than 10 days away. I’ve been buying gifts since October. Yet there are still gifts on my list to buy. At this point in the season, there is little free time in my working mom schedule to shop locally. There are few great finds online that can be shipped in time for the 25th. As usual, I struggle at the 11th hour to find the perfect gift for people who already have everything they need.

The Book Nook second-hand book store on the lower level of the main library has just what I need to finish up the holiday shopping. The Book Nook has used books for sale, many of which are in mint condition. I find a pop-up book for adults that will suit the grandma who loves paper crafts. The art history buff in my family might appreciate the handful of beautiful oversized art books I could buy for a song. The Spanish immersion niece and the nephew studying abroad could use the Spanish picture books and chapter book I find. I’m even rounding out the stocking stuffer list with several popular new adult fiction and non-fiction titles.

The Book Nook used book store run by Friends of the Herrick District Library helped me finish my holiday shopping. If you’re in a similar position looking for last-minute gifts, a visit to the store can also help you find the perfect thing. Look for the bookstore on the lower level of the main library. Hurry? Visit the self-service materials for sale cart on the main level of the Main Library or the North Branch. Christmas is coming. It’s great to have all the gifts checked off the list so I can focus on the light, the love, and the celebration ahead.

— Sara DeVries is Community Relations Manager for the Herrick District Library.

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