Library hosts “Book Fest” April 29

Published 11:08 am Thursday, April 20, 2023

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The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will host a “Book Fest” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival is the first of its kind for the library since COVID-19 hit in 2020.

Library Director Kevin Pearcey said the library has a stockpile of inventory, something for every book lover.

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“It’s really amazing, the generosity of our community,” said Pearcey. “We love donations and people have continued to give books to the library since the pandemic. Many of these we add to our collection, but often we keep them for our book sale and make them available to the public for purchase at low cost. And, that money all goes back into the library to help us fund programs like Summer Reading.”

Festival offerings will include a books sale in the library’s main facility, book signings by local authors, bouncy houses for children and also face painting at the Camellia Pavilion.

Food trucks will be on site, including Camellia Sweet Treats and Pip’s Surf & Turf. Limited sandwich boxed lunches from Uncle E’s BBQ will also be available for purchase.

Pearcey said the event will serve to officially re-launch the library’s capital campaign originally started in October 2019 but halted by the pandemic. Library trustees will be on hand to discuss the capital campaign and distribute materials regarding the library’s future plans.

A variety of authors will be present to sign and sell copies of their books including Faye Bennett, Lori Brown, Lawanda Lewis Burrell, Jacquie Hamilton, Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Herbert, Deirdre Jackson, and Shane Peagler. 

Pearcey invites patrons of all ages to come check out all the library has to offer.

“We want everyone to come out and join us,” said Pearcey. “Come see what your library has to offer.”

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