Friends of Library seek help with May 2-5 book sale


It’s time for The Friends of the Champaign County Library’s annual spring book sale and the Friends could use your help!

Every spring and fall, the Friends of the Library holds a sale of discarded books from the library as well as book donations people have brought in over the previous months and the week leading up to the book sale. Thousands of books will be available covering all interests, ranging from hardback nonfiction, fiction, paperbacks, cookbooks, music CDs, DVDs, and much more.

Because of the large volume of items to sell, the Friends need help moving and sorting materials as well as running the sale itself. If you are interested in helping a great cause, please call the library today.

Paperbacks will be available for 25 cents and hardbacks are 50 cents. A special volunteer presale will be held Thursday, May 3, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for all who volunteer to help with the book sale.

The public book sale will begin Thursday, May 3, from noon to 8 p.m. and continue on Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will help support programs at the Champaign County Library.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to assist the Champaign County Library in purchasing children’s books and supporting children’s programs such as the summer reading program and baby, toddler and preschool story times. The Friends also help support adult programs as well, including the Book Discussion group, adult summer reading program, and the purchase of books and materials.

The Friends are actively seeking new members. For more info regarding joining the Friends of the Champaign County Library or regarding the book sale call 937-653-3811.

Submitted story

Submitted by Ty Henderson, director, Champaign County Library.

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