Book Nook

“A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.” - Henry Ward Beecher

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The Katie Brace Book Nook

The Katie Brace Book Nook is located in the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library

Visit the Book Nook located in the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library to browse our extensive and diverse selection of donated books and other materials for sale. It was named after Katie Brace for her many years of dedicated service to the library. Books are priced between $0.10 and $1.00. All proceeds go to supporting the library and the free programs offered.

We appreciate donated materials of books, DVDs, and CDs. Donations can be dropped off at the library Circulation desk, where a tax receipt can also be given. As the Friends of the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt, non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

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FOL History

Katie Brace

It is with heavy hearts we learn that our dear friend Katie Brace has gone to her heavenly home on April 23, 2019.

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Katie Brace has volunteered with the library since it’s opening in 1988 and started the first library book sale with used books on a book cart at the Western Hills Plaza location. When the new building opened in 2006, a room was designated specifically for the Friends to sell materials throughout library hours. Katie continued to volunteer at least three mornings a week to ensure this Book Nook was well stocked. The only time she changed her schedule was so she could enjoy the Masters Tournament. Katie knew the community and what materials would sell. She priced items in the Book Nook accordingly, so sales items would move, allowing turnaround room for new donations as they came in. Katie had a special relationship with many members of The Friends and with the Staff at the library. The library staff enjoyed sharing puns with Katie and listening to stories of her life and travels.