Bundle up at library’s fall clothing sale

This week you can strengthen your seasonal wardrobe or work on your retro look at the Pelham Public Library.

The library is holding its 3rd annual fall clothing sale at the Fonthill branch until Saturday.

“We have clothes in all sizes for all ages,” said community co-ordinator Melanie Taylor-Ridgway.

The sale includes accessories such as hats, belts, beads and scarves. It also has bedding, curtains and other materials.

“People come in shopping for Halloween costumes or for the retro look,” she said.

“Some of the clothes still have sales tags on them,” donated by residents who could not use them.

Twice a year the library holds a used clothing sale to raise funds for library programs and materials. Last spring’s sale brought in $2,400.

Along with twice-a-year used book sales, the library has developed a popular source of revenue.

“People look forward to the sales,” said Taylor-Ridgway.  “We receive donations all year and even take them during the sale.”

She credited her volunteers for making the sales successful as well as the community for supporting them.

“It reminds us we’re a small town with a strong sense of community.”

Sale continues during regular library hours until 5 p.m. Saturday with a “fill a garbage bag for $5” deal on the final day.

Unsold items are donated to charities which sell used clothing, said Taylor-Ridgway.

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