Shop our biggest sale of the year during Artist Alley weekend! The sale starts at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Starting at 1 pm, we will have a sack sale, where everything in a bag is $1. Find anything from current or new releases to classics and everything in between!

The Artist Alley book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Chanute Library (FOCL) group. All proceeds from the sale goes directly to the Friends group, who recognize the worth of an attractive and effective library within our community. FOCL members can decide which special projects or programs are sponsored throughout the year using funds raised by the Artist Alley book sale, the Everything Chocolate sale in February, and other fundraising opportunities. Past projects include the permanent Story Walk outside behind the Depot, installation of outdoor and indoor automatic door openers, and summer reading prizes and programs. FOCL members can also help support the library by volunteering for a variety programs.

Interested community members who wish to join the FOCL group can contact Kara Hale at 620-431-3820 or, stop by the FOCL tent during the Artist Alley book sale, or find more information on our website.