WESTFIELD-“Pop-up” events across the city are becoming a popular feature and the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum are planning its first – a Book, Toy & Tag Sale June 24.
“The sale is being held in conjunction with the Westfield Athenaeum Summer Reading Kick-Off event on the Park Square Green on that same day,” said Bill Westerlind, president, Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum.
Westerlind noted that the special event will feature “thousands” of hard cover and paperback books, children’s toys and books, collectible prints, posters and post cards, vinyl record albums, antiques, vintage items, odds and ends and more – all at “outstandingly affordable” prices.
The sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 20 Broad St., adjacent to the First Congregational Church.
All major credit cards will be accepted and all proceeds raised from the sale support the many free programs and services offered by the Westfield Athenaeum, according to Westerlind.
The Westfield Athenaeum’s kick-off event titled “Build A Better Library – Build A Better Community – Build A Better World – is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features free, fun, family centered entertainment for all ages. Events include a performance by Malik the Magic Guy, story time with Mayor Brian Sullivan, a concert by Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies, and karaoke with DJ Kris Sanders and line dancing with Clara Sanborn & Friends. A Truck Petting Zoo is also part of the festivities from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Berkshire Bank parking lot on Court Street. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.westath.org or call (413) 568-7833.