Elizabeth Hunter and Leslie Middleton are looking forward to this year's Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives book sale. (Rebecca Dyok photo -- Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends of the Museum book sale to return in Quesnel

The last sale supporting the museum was held in 2019

Donations are still being sought by the Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives for their annual book sale set to take place on Saturday, May 7.

Books, puzzles and DVDs can be dropped off until the end of the month at the museum or visitor centre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“It’s a major fundraiser for the Friends of the Museum, and they support the museum for special projects that we do,” said museum and heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter.

“It’s also a popular event for the community, going for a number of years.”

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Book sales have been held since 2004, according to Friends of the Museum member and former museum employee Leslie Middleton.

The last book sale was held in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year it will be held outside and also feature a biennial antiques and uniques sale.

Hunter said projects the museum is working on this year include redoing interpretative signs on the Riverfront Trail and placing six large photographs, such as what can be found at the front of the museum, at locations around the community.

Summer students will also be working on projects, including updating the museum’s collection available online to include images and brief descriptions of photographs or artifacts.

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