Library Fair


The Library FairThe Elting Library Book Fair will be held on September 24th and 25th. Along with an amazing collection of books for sale, the library fair also offers great finds on jewelry, crafts, toys and games, plants, antiques, and artwork. There’s lots of food too!

There is an early bird sale of books on Saturday from 8:00 to 9:00 am for a ten dollar donation per person. Book sales also continue on Sunday from 9:00 to 3:00

The library fair features the best raffle in town and a silent auction. The auction includes wonderful artwork, furniture, brand new bikes, special jewelry, pottery, wine, and more–all donated by our generous supporters! You do not have to be present to win at the raffle or silent auction, but you must be present to bid.

To donate books or other items to the Library Fair, park near the shed in the parking lot, come get the key to the shed, and put your books in the shed.

Book donations to the library are accepted April through December. We accept books that are clean and in good condition. We accept college textbooks. We do not accept high school textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, any magazines, or encyclopedia sets.

We also accept plants (labeled), jewelry, small collectibles, flea market items, toys and games, antiques and artwork.

If you like to bake, the food booth can use cookies, muffins, brownies, and cakes.


Elting Library Seeks Vendors for Library Fair

Elting Library’s 60th Annual Library Fair will be held on Saturday, September 24th.  There is a limited amount of space available for vendors from the community who would like to set up a booth at the Fair.

Over 1,000 people attend the Fair every year, and it is known as a true community event.  It’s a place to see friends, make new friends and spend a few hours enjoying the early fall day and make some unique purchases to support the Library. In order to appeal to these visitors, Elting is looking for vendors who sell goods with price points below $100 that can be bagged and carried home that day.

Vendors are responsible for securing any necessary permits and licenses and cannot sell books as their primary item.  Available spaces are 10 x 10.  Applications will be reviewed by the Fair Committee.

The Fair is held behind the Library at the corner of North Front and Church Streets in downtown New Paltz.  Those interested in becoming a vendor fill out the to the application or pick one up at the Library, 93 Main Street.