Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time for final 2009 Friends of Oshkosh Public Library Used Book Sale

[We have received the following press release from the Oshkosh Public Library and are pleased to publish it on their behalf.]

Nov. 17, 2009 – Readers have one more reason to be thankful when the Friends of Oshkosh Public Library hold a used book sale on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock your bookshelves, stuff your stockings and start preparing for the holiday season during the final sale of 2009.

The Friends have craft books and cookbooks to help plan holiday festivities. Peruse the large selection of biographies to find the story of that public figure you’ve always admired. Browse through the ever-changing selection of fiction, mysteries and paperbacks for a good winter read. Bargain hunters will want to check out the 25 cent comics (still in their packages) and the end-of-season Bargain Book Bags.

A special collection, donated recently by a local horse enthusiast, features books about raising, riding and showing horses. And readers interested in the classics will find some new additions to the sale as well.

Sales for 2010 are scheduled on Jan. 26, March 30, May 25, July 27, Sept. 28 and Nov. 30.

The Friends Store, located on first floor near the checkout desk, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the sale. Members of the Friends also will be in the library lobby selling OCM Cards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with proceeds used to support Oshkosh Public Library programs and activities.

Proceeds from the Friends book sales are used to support programs and initiatives of the Oshkosh Public Library throughout the year. During the past year, the Friends:

 Purchased bookstore-style shelving to display the new books, movies and music on the library’s first floor

 Purchased prizes distributed through the summer reading program

 Sponsored programs and a special performance at the Leach Amphitheater for children who participate in the summer reading program

 Funded Baby Book Bags, which are distributed to all babies born in Oshkosh

 Purchased books for Oshkosh schools participating in the library’s Book Fest program

 Provided refreshments for special library programs

For additional information about the book sale or to join the Friends of the Library, contact Dana Stolley, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 236-5206.



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