Book sale benefits modern library
by Elisabetta Zengaro
Jul 25, 2014 | 1864 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland High School will host a used library book sale on Tuesday to help raise money for renovations to the school’s library.

“We are getting rid of old books as a fundraiser for a library makeover,” said Steven Craddock, principal of Cleveland High. “Rather than send them to be recycled (the books), we wanted to give the community a chance to look through.”

The library “makeover” is not so much about the construction as it is remodeling the inside, Craddock said.

“School libraries are moving more to a digital media, whether online or E-Books, and many of ours (books) are dated, obsolete, meaning they cover old information,” he added.

To further modernize Cleveland High’s library, Craddock said the space is needed for computers and online access.

He said the renovations would begin as soon as possible, and the more books the school can sell, the more money they can raise toward the project.

Craddock said the books for sale are on every topic imaginable, and the event is something new the school is hosting.

The sale will be at the Cleveland High Library from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday.

Craddock said all books cost $1 to purchase, and all proceeds go to the Cleveland High Library.

Donations are acceptable for those who want to donate money, Craddock added.