Jean Chisholm read a gardening book at Langley Lodge on Monday. There will be lots of bargain books for sale at Langley Lodge this Saturday during its book sale.

Bargains abound at Langley Lodge book sale

Proceeds from the senior care facility’s sale this Saturday go to programs for residents.

Helping put together book sales at Langley Lodge is Carole MacDougall’s way of giving back to the seniors care facility.

For the past two years, MacDougall – a member of the Langley Care Society’s auxiliary since September 2013 – has been a key volunteer for the book sales that Langley Lodge hosts every two to three months, from September to June.

The next sale, open to the public, is this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Langley Lodge, 5451 204th St.

Proceeds go towards recreation programs that benefit Langley Lodge residents including MacDougall’s 92-year-old dad, Arthur Jary, who has lived there for the past six years.

Putting together the sale is her way of saying thanks for the quality care Langley Lodge provides to her father “to make his final years happy and comfortable,” MacDougall said.

“The care is excellent,” MacDougall said. “My sister [Janet Bushell] and I are so happy with how he’s cared for. He’s happy and well cared for, and physically, he’s doing really well. That’s why I volunteer – it’s my way of paying back for what they’re doing to help him.”

The book sale along with the other eventssuch as the New 2U Boutique clothing Sale, the New 2U Household Sale, and the occasional jewellery sale help generate funds to “enhance the quality of life for the residents of Langley Lodge,” MacDougall said.

The book sales have raised roughly $1500 each of the past two years, and all funds raised from all of these sales are used to supplement some of the programs provided at Langley Lodge.

“For example, the auxiliary has paid for the entertainment for social events throughout the year and provided new materials for the pastoral program,” said MacDougall, who added,  “All items are donated and sorted through and sold for reasonable price to raise money for the residents and their programs.”

When book donations are dropped off, MacDougall sorts through them and checks the six fiction trolleys and six non-fiction trolleys for any duplicates.

Any extra books are then donated to other Langley charities such as Bibles for Missions and Penny Pinchers to support their causes.

“The recent donation of books from the Langley Flight Museum’s Book Sale was greatly appreciated,” MacDougall added.

Books range from 50 cents to a dollar each so there are bargains to be had.

“There are regulars who come and buy books but we are definitely looking for new customers,” MacDougall said. “Occasionally people come in and are delighted to find something they’ve been looking for, for a while.”


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