The Clark County Public Library Friends of the Library are gearing up for the August book sale, and looking for new members.
The Friends host book sales in April, June, August and October to raise money for the Summer Reading Program, and usually generate about $700, Vice President Al Bonds said.
“It really is a very popular program,”¿Bonds said of the Summer Reading Program.
A preview sale for Friends members only will be today from 5 to 7 p.m., but Bonds said that anyone interested can join at the sale. Membership dues are $10 a year, but new members will be charged a prorated fee.
The general public is invited to the Saturday sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sales are at the public library, 377 S. Burns Ave.
“Our primary support to the library is to help eliminate illiteracy in Clark County,” Bonds said.
Currently, there are 88 members of the Friends and meetings are conducted the third Thursday of every month.
“We’re getting excellent support from the members,” Bonds said.
Book donations are accepted year-round at the library. Hardback books cost $2, paperbacks cost 50 cents and children’s books cost 25 cents.
From 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be a special bag sale. Shoppers can purchase as many books as will fit in bags distributed by Friends members for $3.
“It’s just a neat little organization of people wanting to help,”¿Bonds said.
For more information, visit www.clarkpublib.org.
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