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Library Fair 2014

For one glorious day each Fall the System holds its annual Library Fair. In order to continue to recognize those who assist with the event as well as our generous sponsors and donors we keep up the prior year’s details until the upcoming event. Library Fair 2014 will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9am to 2pm at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library (151 S Jefferson St). We look forward to seeing you all there. Questions? Contact Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Hamil at 478-452-0677 ext. 2o or We hope to see you there. And don’t forget, even though the Fair only happens once a year we accept donations year-round! Donate!

Library Fair Ken Scott Face Painting Food Cart

Our 33rd annual Library Fair features an online volunteer sign up, sponsor list, and so much more!

And as always, all proceeds from the Library Fair go to the Friends of the Library who provide much needed financial support to our Youth Services programming and the Summer Reading Clubs. Want to become a Friend? Join.

General Information 2013- Check Back for 2014 Updates!

The Library Fair is a community event and after over 30 years it is truly a tradition. At the Fair there are so many things to do and see. Our Fair features our famous book sale, flea market, bake sale, food court, children’s games, entertainers, plant sale, and more! Rain or shine the Mary Vinson Memorial Library is where it’s at!


You too can be a much needed and appreciated sponsor of the Library Fair. Sponsorship levels are Silver ($50 – $199), Gold ($200 – $499), and Platinum ($500 and above). All sponsors are included in our announcements during the event while early sponsors are included on our flyers and other promotional materials. This year’s sponsors are listed below.

To become a sponsor simply mail a check to:
Friends of the Mary Vinson Memorial Library
Attn: Sarah Hamil
151 S Jefferson St SE
Milledgeville, GA 31061

You can also do so online!


  • Connie Tollison (in Memory of Jerry Tollison)
  • Gloria Smith
  • Rotary Club of Milledgeville
  • WMGZ 97.7 (in-kind)
  • WRGC 88.3FM (in-kind)




We would also like to thank those who have assisted in other in-kind ways to the Fair. They include:


Volunteer opportunities are limited so be sure to sign-up soon. Sign-ups are from September 1, 2013 to September 26, 2013. However, if you have any questions please contact Also, if you’ve signed up and are unable to make it, please let us know ASAP. Thanks in advance to the following groups who will be assisting with the Fair:

  • Baldwin Gives
  • GCSU Education students
  • GCSU faculty & staff


The Library Fair has something for everyone. Here’s the list of the events and attractions:

  • Bake Sale
  • Book Sale
  • Children’s games & attractions (Arts & crafts, face painting, inflatables, and midway games)
  • Community Corner
  • Flea Market
  • Food Court (Cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and more!)
  • Plant Sale


Confirmed performers include:

  • Lil Gardenia, singer & ukulele player @11am
  • Cliff Patton, magician @ 12pm

Community Corner

This year we will be hosting a community corner. This area includes the following organizations/businesses:




Most of the event’s item pricing has remained unchanged. Here is a list of some of the pricing:

Bake Sale
Items are $.25 and up!

Book Sale

  • Paperback books, $.50 each
  • Hardback books, $1.00 each
  • Bargain Bags (purchased from Books Cashiers at Fair), $10 each or Buy 4 Bags, Get 1 Free
  • “Lowe’s” Bargain Box (purchased from Books Cashiers at Fair), $15 each or Buy 4 Boxes, Get 1 Free

Children’s Games

  • Midway Games, $.50 each game
  • Activities (Arts & Crafts and Face Painting), $1 each
  • Attractions (Inflatables), $3 each or 2 for $5
  • Economy Pass (5 Midway Games, 1 Face Painting, 1 Inflatable ride), $5
  • Super Pass (10 Midway Games, 2 Inflatable rides, 1 Craft at the Arts & Crafts table, 1 Face Painting), $10

Food Court

  • Bottled Water, $1
  • Cheeseburgers, $1.25
  • Chili Dogs, $1.25
  • Chili Cheese Dogs, $1.50
  • Chips, $.25
  • Cotton Candy, $1
  • Drinks (Coke, Sprite, & Diet Coke), $.50
  • Hamburgers, $1
  • Hot Dogs, $1
  • Pizza, $1
  • Popcorn, $1

All items and information subject to change!