Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Basehor library’s books sale will aid reading programs

October 10, 2001

Proceeds generated from an annual book sale at the Basehor Community Library are being counted on to help fund several adult and children's reading programs.

"They (residents) can get some really good buys at the book sale and they can also get some books on audiotape," said Friends of the Library President Lila White. "Because we are a small community library and we don't get much funding, (the sale) helps support some of our services."

White said the proceeds from the sale will benefit summer and winter reading programs for adults and children. Proceeds also will help sponsor book discussions and author presentations, she said.

Not only do the proceeds help existing library programs, they also will be used to bring a new DVD collection to the library. The collection is expected to be started within the next six months.

The sale is sponsored through the Friends of the Library, a volunteer group with more than 100 members.

At the 2000 book sale, the library brought in more than $700. White said the organization hopes to collect at least the same amount this year, if not more.

"We think we can get just as much as last year," White said. "We have been working really hard and we have a lot of books for sale."

The book sale, now entering its 10th year, is the biggest scheduled fund-raiser of the year for the library.

The sale is scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 12, and will conclude Sunday, Oct. 14. Prices for the books are set at three paperbacks for $1 and hardcovers range from $1 to $5.

On the last day, sale-goers will be able to fill a bag full of books, paperbacks or hardcovers, for $1.

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