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Friends of the Library Book Sale to Have Hundreds of Books on Display

The book sale takes place Thursday through Sunday — perfect for those attending this weekend's Main Street Festival to shop the sale

Friends of the Library members have been hard at work cleaning, sorting and shelving books for their book sale taking place this week.

Members have spent countless hours in a basement storage room of the as they gear up for the big four-day sale in which they put on display nearly 2,000 books. The members actually spend several hours each week (throughout the entire year) sorting items that come in by way of donation or those that are pulled from library shelves because of low circulation or age.

And the sale isn't just for books. They've got DVDs, audio books and CDs to sell as well. 

Jo Swanson, a member of the Friends of the Library for 11 years, said with the diverse lineup of items, it's pretty likely shoppers will find a treasure to take home.

"It's a great way to get excellent reading material at a very reasonable price," Swanson said. "I would think they'd find at least one thing they like."

The group hosts three book sales throughout the year, and one of those is open to members only. The sales help fund a majority of the library events and pay for magazines as well as odds and ends the library's budget doesn't cover.

The book sale opens up to those who are outside for from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. That sale takes place on the patio outside entrance at the library.

"We're doing this for the benefit of the people at the festival, but also to entice them to come downstairs and look at the book sale, where we will have many, many more items available," Swanson said.

You can find the indoor book sale taking place at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 

Fiction costs $1-$2, non-fiction $.50-$5, kids' books $.50-$1, audio books $2 and DVDs $2-$3 depending on if there's one disc or two.

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