Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pack your suitcase with good books at Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

July 22, 2010 – One of the simple pleasures of any vacation is the time spent getting lost in a good book. So leave plenty of room in that suitcase and make a stop at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale on Tuesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.

The Friends’ extensive fiction collection is flush with mysteries and thrillers this time around – enough to keep even the most avid reader steeped in suspense and intrigue. The selection of large print books continues to grow and there are videos and DVDs, music CDs, how-to titles and selections for children and teens.

Anyone facing a long car ride to reach their vacation destination – or even a daunting daily commute – should check out the variety of audio books available at the Friends’ sale. Getting caught up in a good story can make any car ride more enjoyable for all involved. For those who need to travel light, paperbacks fit nicely into everything from suitcase to beach bag.

The Friends stock their book sales in part with generous donations from community members. Donations can be brought to the Oshkosh Public Library anytime during library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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.

The reconstruction of Main Street is progressing and it is easy to get to the library. The Main Street bridge remains open and most of the intersections that cross Main Street are open. In addition to the library parking lot, parking is available in several other city lots near the library.

Mark your calendars for these 2010 used book sales: 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 were used again this year to support reading activities, events and prizes for more than 2,800 children, teens and adults participating in the library’s summer reading program. The Friends also purchased a movie license this summer, allowing the library to present free movie events for the public.

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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