This morning, the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library celebrated the grand opening of the new Hilltop Book Nook with a ribbon cutting at the Waverley Resource Library. The Hilltop Book Nook is located on the lower level of the library, at 285 Red River Road and features shelves of used material, including adult, teen and children’s books and CDs which have been withdrawn from the library collection.

The shelves are stocked on a weekly basis by volunteers from the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library. Items are offered for sale for only 50 cents each. Payments are accepted on an honour system at the main desk upstairs. The Hilltop Book Nook is open the same hours as the Waverley Resource Library – 10 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday.

The north side Hilltop Book Nook complements the south side location, which is located inside the Victoriaville Centre. The south side book nook offers used books and other items for sale for various prices, depending on the age and condition of the donated item.

Southside Book Nook

Fran Duke, president of the Friends of the Library, spoke at the grand opening and said, “The Friends are very excited about the opening of our second used book store location. This year, the Friends of the Library are celebrating thirty years of service to our community. We’re always looking for new volunteers, so, please consider joining our group and help us continue to operate our bookstores in support of the Library.”

The Friends also acknowledged the tremendous support of the library for allocating space at the Waverley library for the Hilltop Book Nook. In turn, the library acknowledged the amazing volunteer efforts of the Friends over the last 30 years and their fundraising efforts, which has resulted in donations of over $800,000 to the library.