Library prepares for annual book sale
by Courtney Warren
Apr 18, 2014 | 2235 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Friends of the Bolivar County Library System will host its annual book sale from Wednesday through April 26 at the Robinson Carpenter Memorial Library.

The hours are Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., hardback books will be $1 and paperbacks will be fifty cents.

Friday the sale will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with books half price and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with most books selling 5 for one dollar.

Mary Weeks, president of Friends of the Bolivar County Library System, said the book sale always has a good turn out.

"This will be my third year to work with it. It's busy and quite constant. There is someone at the checkout stand constantly," she said.

Weeks explained the funds from the book sale would go to all of the libraries in the Bolivar County Library System for activities for children, renovations, and books.

"Many of the books are donated and some are old library books that the library now has new versions on. The exciting part is seeing people get the books they want at a good price. Some people come in and buy bags and boxes full to collect on a certain topic or interest," Weeks explained.

"You have a lot of older people that come there and really count on it. Our children also can come and have activities there and read and learn all while having fun. Reading is so important and anything we can do to encourage our children to read is a plus," she said.

Weeks also said she hopes members of the community come to the sale and help raise funds for the library by participating in the event.

"Cleveland has so many people that volunteer and helps us with our projects and we're so thankful for the interest Bolivar County citizens show. Come see us and come check out the things going on at the library," she added.