Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2010

Friends of the Library book sale slated Oct. 1-3

September 30, 2010

Our Lansing Library will be 13 years old in January. It has grown by leaps and bounds and we are now in a wonderful building and location north of City Hall.

When we first started we had a huge book sale for several years in a row. The Activity Center gymnasium was filled to the brim with books to sell. Every bleacher was full of books; every table was full of books. Everywhere there was an empty space; including under the tables on the floor, were boxes full of books.

It was truly amazing to have so many books considering the fact, that when we first thought about our own library, we wondered where the books would come from. Jim Minges, director of the Northeast Kansas Library Association told me, “Don’t worry, books will be coming from everywhere”, and he was so right.

Now our newly formed Friends of the Library organization is planning another book sale at the Activity Center. This time on not such a grand scale but there are selections of at least 30 categories. The dates are Friday, Oct. 1, from 5 until 8 p.m. This is a preview for members of the Friends of the Library only. And also this evening, there will be a silent auction of medium-rare books. If you are not a member and would like to attend this special occasion, you can join the Friends for $5 at the door that evening.

Saturday, Oct. 2 the hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is open to all. Prices are hardbacks and oversized paperbacks, $1. Paperbacks are 50 cents. DVDs and CDs are $1. Cassette and VHS tapes are 50 cents. Magazines are 25 cents each or 10 for $1. Readers Digest Condensed Books are free.

Sunday Oct. 3, the time is 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., also open to all and it is $5 sack day.

A special big “Thank You” to all who have donated books, DVDs and more for this sale. Also, thanks to all the volunteers who helped move and sort the books. This is a wonderful opportunity for all you book lovers.

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