By Heather Cameron
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Taber Public Library will host their first-ever Children’s Only Market on Saturday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Children’s Only Market is a first-time event that we are trying,” Dawn Kondas, Program Coordinator at the Taber Public Library, said.
Kondas said that the idea came from a conversation with a patron; the patron gave the suggestion as she travels across Alberta with her kids and thought one closer to home would be great.
Kondas says that the market is free for everyone to attend, and the kids do not pay for tables, either.
“We feel it is valuable to help local, young entrepreneurs in their endeavours,” Kondas said.
This past summer at the local Farmer’s Markets, Kondas says, there were children with tables selling their wares and that was a natural starting point and from there, the library rounded up a bunch of vendors that way.
“With limited space and tables at the library, not much advertising went out at that point, but a bit was all we needed to fill the quota,” Kondas said. “We have a wide variety of things that the kids will be selling from food, crafts, and hockey cards. We toyed with the idea of having it as the same day as the Christmas Jingle Sale at the Community Centre, but the parents wanted it to be on different days, and understandably so. We are hoping the community will come out and help these young vendors succeed.”