The Estevan Public Library's annual book sale saw reading material going out to members of the community and money raised for future programs.

The sale lasted from April 25 to 28, with a special sale of $5 for a bag of books on Sunday.

Branch Manager Jason Redshaw says that the sale helps get more books into people's hands.

"We've been taking donations from the public and as well some of the items that might have needed from our collection, you know, after five years, if they're not circulating, we'll basically move those all items out and bring in new items. So basically keeps the collection fresh."

The sale also helps raise money for materials for the library's summer programming, with Redshaw saying 2024 was a successful year.

"We had very big crowds in through most of the week, especially the Thursday on the start, and then the Sunday, the $5 a bag deal went very well. We sold out most of the items, specifically the fiction, the paperbacks, and a lot of the children's items all went."

In total the library raised $3159 from the sale.

That won't be the only event that'll raise money for the library as Redshaw is planning out a silent art auction.

"The bidding will be going from May 15 to the 18 and it will be both live and online. So we're looking at we've received about a dozen of our donations now and we'll be looking at a few more donations. But it's a fun time, we'll be turning the library kind of into an art gallery for a little bit. You can come in, check out the art, and then you can do the bidding."

Redshaw says that he's excited for the year ahead at the library.

"It was just a really, really good book sale and again this would not be possible without the support of the entire community. We had a number of volunteers that came out to help set up as well as the the people from the community that have donated a lot of their used books and the many books they donated, many of them look, you know, brand new. So it was a lot of good deals to be had for sure."