Summer is a time when a lot of people start to relax; however, there’s a heck of a lot of activity going on in June at the High Point Public Library including the Flag Day Farmers Market, the large summer book sale, and a workshop that focuses on Medicare for seniors.

The action gets started with the High Point Farmers Market, which will partner with the Alexander Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution this Saturday, June 15, to mark Flag Day – which is celebrated every year on June 14.

At 10 a.m., the High Point Central High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC will present the colors, and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Holmes will offer remarks.

Representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon, providing information about their organization. They’ll also be handing out small American flags during the event.

The High Point Public Library is at 901 N. Main St. and the Farmers Market hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, with the last market being just before Halloween.

The market features produce, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, plants and handicrafts – though the handicrafts are not to be eaten.

Live music will be provided by Simple Covers.  Munchies is the food truck and Sophie’s Italian Ice will be there to help you cool down.

Also, Oak Street Health will be available for health screenings.

For more information about the High Point Farmers Market, you can contact Market Manager Lee Gann at 336-689-4463.

Another big event each year at the library is the Friends Of The High Point Public Library Summer Book Sale, which will take place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.

The preview sale on June 21, is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and it is for Friends of the Library members only.

The general public sale is on June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A bag sale will also be offered from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. that second day, during which customers may buy as many books as they can fit in a bag for $4. (The bags are provided.)  Keep in mind that the bag sale area is cleared at 2:45 p.m. and all items selected before then must be paid for at full price.

There will also be a special sale on pocket paperbacks on Friday night and Saturday. Shoppers may buy as many as they can fit in a brown paper bag for $10 (Again, bags will be provided).

All proceeds from the book sale will go to support library programs.

The Friends of the Library organization is now accepting payment by credit card.

For information about the activities of the Friends of the High Point Public Library –  and to learn how to join – you can go to

And last but not least, in June, the library will host “Medicare Basics for Seniors” presented by Eric Moser on Thursday, June 13 and Thursday, June 27.  That will be at 10 a.m. in the library’s Morgan Community Room on the first floor.

This is a one-hour workshop that’s open to anyone turning 65 within the next six months or older who would like to learn all about Medicare and how to correctly fill out the forms.

This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. To register, call 1-877-595-7769.

For more information, contact Librarian Mark Taylor at 336-883-3646 or