Art is for sale at the Soldotna Library Friends’ fundraiser at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Art is for sale at the Soldotna Library Friends’ fundraiser at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Something for everyone’

Library holds art and book sale fundraiser

The Soldotna Library Friends hosted a fundraiser Saturday to benefit upcoming library programming, which featured donated books and local art.

Barbara Olson, the vice president of the nonprofit organization, said Saturday attendance at the art and book sale fundraiser had been fairly steady all day.

The group hosts a monthly book sale to raise funds for the Soldotna Public Library, but hasn’t had a normal schedule the past few years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s nice to have people in because we haven’t for a while,” Olson said.

Bailey Conner and Kaytlin McAnelly, two Soldotna High School volunteers, helped with the bake sale while Elaine Woodburn managed the art sale.

Some local artists featured were Celia Anderson, Boyd Shaffer, Connie and Jay Goltz, Wade Wahrenbrock, Judy Patrick and Jon Van Zyle.

Woodburn said more than one-third of the pieces had already been sold by mid-afternoon Saturday.

“We have everything,” she said. “We have originals and we have prints. There’s something for everyone.”

Olson said the art that didn’t sell will hang on display in the basement of the library, potentially until the Library Friends decide to have another fundraiser.

The group plans to have another book sale in January.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

Kaytlin McAnelly and Bailey Conner sell baked goods at the Soldotna Library Friends’ book and art sale at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Kaytlin McAnelly and Bailey Conner sell baked goods at the Soldotna Library Friends’ book and art sale at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

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