Old library furnishings to be sold Monday

Duane Hicks

With the new Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre having been open for almost four months now, a sale will be held Monday (Sept. 27) to sell off furnishings from the old one.
The sale will run from 6-8 p.m. at the old library (363 Church St.), with proceeds going to children’s library programs.
Chief librarian Margaret Sedgwick, who was on site this morning getting ready for Monday evening’s sale, said there will be a variety of items up for grabs which could be used in either a home or business.
“Or maybe someone just wants to keep a little memory of the library for themselves,” she added, noting she found herself getting somewhat sentimental as stepped foot into the old library this morning.
Sedgwick noted some of the furnishings being sold are only 10 years old while others could date back nearly 100 years.
The furnishings include solid oak tables and chairs, armchairs, easy chairs, filing cabinets, office chairs, benches, and stacking tables and chairs.
There’s also rocking horses, coffee tables, typing tables, computer tables, and folding tables.
Several computers and monitors will be for sale, as well as odds and ends like a rug, VHS tapes, books on tape, book ends and pamphlet files, and other items.
Most of the furnishings are from the adult section of the old library, as much of the shelving and other furnishings from the children’s department were moved over to the new building.
Sedgwick explained all items will be priced, and that they won’t be “garage sale” prices, keeping in mind the proceeds go to a good cause, namely the Fort Frances Friends of the Library.
Payment for items must be cash or cheque only (no credit or debit card transactions).
Sedgwick noted some of the furnishings which only would be of use to another library, such as the book drop, circulation desk, and display units, will be put up for auction on eBay.