First View will be held on Thursday July 5 from 6-8 pm ($15 donation per person). In addition to first choice of books, First Viewers enjoy champagne, strawberries and other delicacies. This is always a lively evening and a chance to enjoy the historic library while searching for just the right book. Special titles this year include some scarce regional histories such as Smith’s 1885 edition of the History of Essex County New York, the 1877 edition of Historical Sketches of Northern New York by Sylvester, Murray’s 1890 edition of Lake Champlain and its Shores, and Osborn’s 1934 Camp Dudley: The Story of the First 50 Years, as well as rare finds such as Rarey’s 1858 edition of The Modern Art of Taming Wild Horses and Mercier’s 1927 classic La Chasse et les Sports Chez les Arabes. The sale runs from July 6 through July 8 from 9 am to 4 pm. On July 7 it will stay open until 7 pm in conjunction with the Town of Westport’s parade and fireworks. For further information check the library’s website westportnylibrary.org or call 962-8219.