Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring brings new treasures to Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is like a breath of fresh air this month, thanks to a wave of items donated for the first sale of spring. Make time to shop the sale on Tuesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Several recent donations have the shelves packed with items added since the January sale:

• A selection of nearly 600 videos, including Disney and other popular titles

• Nearly 450 large print books

• A large collection of romances, some of them packaged in $1 bargain book bags

The selection of fiction continues to grow, including an influx of bestsellers by popular authors – some of them still on the bestseller lists. Parents and grandparents will want to check out the expanded collection of books for children and young adults, featuring picture and chapter books, I Spy favorites, and graphic novels.

The collection of popular DVDs has grown and there are plenty of audio books and music CDs.

In the interest of going green, the Friends ask that shoppers bring a reusable bag to carry their purchases. Canvas tote bags also are available for purchase at the Friends Store at the library.

Mark your calendars for more 2010 sales: May 25; July 27; Sept. 28 and Nov. 30.

The Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library provide support for the library through volunteer service, fundraising, and advocacy. Proceeds from the book sales are used to support summer reading programs, Baby Book Bags for babies born in Oshkosh, events and other initiatives of the Oshkosh Public Library throughout the year.

The book sale is organized by Friends volunteers, who sort materials, get them ready for sale and staff the sales. 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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