The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library will hold a book sale beginning on Thursday, Oct. 4. Friday, Oct. 5 is half-price day, and bag day is on Saturday, Oct. 6. The sale will be in the library conference room during regular library hours.
A wide variety of items will be on the sale tables such as videos, DVDs, and many audio cassettes. Books of all kinds such as science fiction, westerns, biographies, romance and children’s will be available. Hardback books are $1.00; large soft back books are 50 cents and small ones, 25 cents. Hardback children’s books are 50 cents and soft backs are 25 cents.
Book and material donations from the community make it possible for the Friends to host the on-going book sale, the silent book auction every two weeks, and annual book sales.
The Friends wish to encourage everyone to take advantage of the book sales to fill up their shelves at home in preparation for winter reading. The funds from these books sales help support library services and resources such as the large print book loan program and summer programs. The Friends also send funds to the Ava Community Center to provide good things on the salad bar.
Funds also support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) program. The DPIL program provides free books monthly to preschool children ages birth to age five. The books are mailed to the child’s home, and there is no cost to the families.
This access to books and reading is valuable in preparing children for success in school. Sponsors from the local community, such as the Friends of the Library, keep the program alive, but the Friends are asking for help in providing this asset. New sponsors would be very much appreciated.
Also the Friends are seeking new people to serve on the board of Friends of the Library. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please leave your name and phone number with the librarian.