Library’s annual book sale set for April 3, 4

Published 3:53 pm Monday, March 16, 2009

Looking to do some spring cleaning? Want to stock up your home library at bargain prices?

If the answer to either question is “yes,” then mark your calendars for April 3 and 4.

That’s when the Greenville-Butler County Public Library is holding its much-anticipated annual Used Book Sale.

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The community is invited to bring in hard-bound volumes, paperbacks and magazines for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction, along with cookbooks, old textbooks, how-to books, inspirational books and other genres for the sale.

“We will be taking book donations right up to, and including, the day of the sale,” head librarian Burke McFerrin said.

Those who want a sneak peek can come to the library’s preview sale from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 3. Admission is $5, and attendees get first crack at the selection of books and periodicals available.

Hardback books will be $1, paperbacks, 50 cents and magazines, 10 cents each.

Saturday’s sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free.

Prices will be falling throughout the day, McFerrin said.

“This sale is really a win-win situation for the community,” she added.

“It helps people with their spring cleaning; it offers pretty much everyone an affordable way to build a home library, and the funds raised go to special projects we couldn’t otherwise complete.”

In anticipation of the recently announced pavilion to be built on library property. this year, McFerrin says, monies raised through the book sale will go to help pay for a fence and some plants to go between the library and the railroad.

“We want to make the area as safe as possible, and a fence and some sticky bushes would help keep young children who are present for outdoor programs at the pavilion away from the tracks. We hope to raise enough money to provide matching funds for grant monies that will be used to complete the project,” McFerrin said.

“This is something we need but could not otherwise afford without the book sale monies.”

For more information on April’s used book sale, contact the GBCPL at 382-3216.