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Valley Community Library will hold its 13th annual “Books Appétit” fundraising event on Thursday, April 26. This year’s special event will be a wine tasting by Blakely-based Capra Collina Winery (capracollinawinery.com). Capra Collina, named after the “nanny goat hill” area of Jessup, was founded by the Betti family, which has a long history of Italian winemaking.

The Betti family also has a direct and important link to the library; Kevin Betti Sr., was instrumental in the establishment of Interboro Library in the 1980s. (Interboro Library was renamed Valley Community Library when it moved to its current building in 2004.)

Books Appétit guests will be able to sample Capra Collina wines, and bottles will be available for sale. Books Appétit is held inside the library, where food and drink donated by restaurants, supermarkets and local bakers, is served among the stacks. The front desk becomes the bar. Raffle baskets, displayed at the library starting in early April, are another element of the fundraiser.

Event tickets cost $25 per person, available for sale at the library, cash or check only. All proceeds from “Books Appétit” benefit Valley Community Library. Last year the event raised $7,728 for the library from corporate sponsors, raffles and ticket sales.

Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, serves residents in the boroughs of Archbald, Blakely, Dickson City, Jessup, Throop and Olyphant.

From left: Irene Foley, Cathy Mazur, Greg Betti, Krista Pegnetter and Terry Golecki.