Booth at Fall Festival 2008

September 4-7, 2008 is the time for the 55th annual Roanoke Fall Festival.
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2008 Roanoke Fall Festival brochure

This year, the Roanoke Public Library decided to have a booth at this event. Here are some of the things that I as library director and others did to ensure the success of this event.

1) Print out items to pass out to visitors.

fall festival-library brochure
Tri-fold Roanoke Public Library brochures featuring all the facts about the library.
Double-sided bookmarks to promote the Friends of the Roanoke Public Library
Double-sided bookmarks to promote the Friends of the Roanoke Public Library.
A sign promoting an upcoming event at the Roanoke Public Library
A sign promoting an upcoming event at the Roanoke Public Library.

2) Box up the used books that will be sold at the booth.

boxing up the used books to be sold at the Festival

 

3) Pack the boxed used books and other items into a van for transportation to the Roanoke Park where the festival is held.

loading up a van to transport used books to the Festival

 

4) Get other items to the park to be used in the booth.

walking the book carts to the Festival
Walking the book carts to the park since the van was too full to transport them along with the used books.

 

 

5) Set up the booth.

Library booth going up

6) Unload the used books from the van.

Stacking the unloaded boxes of books on the tennis court in the Library booth's designated area.

7) Set up a table underneath the booth’s canopy.

Putting the table under the canopy.

8) Refill the book carts with the used books to ready them for sale.

refill the book carts with the used books ready for sale.9) Ready table to attract visitors with handouts and other informational materials.

Putting and arranging items on the table.
Putting and arranging items on the table.

10) Decorate to attract as much attention as possible.

flags are added to grab even more attention.
Flags are added to grab even more attention.

11) Make sure that everything is set to go.

Everything is set and ready for visitors.
Everything is set and ready for visitors.

12) Enjoy the success of the event and the visitors to the booth.

Later that night with the Roanoke Public Library's booth in full swing.
Later that night with the Roanoke Public Library’s booth in full swing.