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Friends of the Douglas County Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library Fall book sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 5. The sale is held in the library conference room during regular library hours, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sat. 9:00 a.m. to noon.,
Friday, Oct. 6, is Half-Price Day, and Bag Day is Saturday, Oct. 7.
A wide variety of items will be available, such as videos, DVDs and many audio cassettes. Books of all kinds such as science fiction, westerns, biographies, romance and children’s will be available. Hardback books are $l.00. Large soft back books are 50 cents, and small ones are 25 cents.
Donations of books and materials from the community make it possible for Friends to host the On-going Book Sale in the conference room, the Silent Book Auction every two weeks, and annual book sales.
Funds received from book sales help support library services and resources, such as the large print book loan program, and summer programs. The Friends also sends funds to the Ava Community Center to help provide good things for the salad bar.
Friends encourages everyone to take advantage of the sales to find interesting items to read as more income is needed to continue support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) program. The DPIL program provides free books monthly to preschool children, ages birth to five-years old. Books are mailed to the child’s home and there is no cost to the families.
This access to books and reading is valuable in preparing children for success in school. Sponsors from the local community, such as the Friends of the Library, keep the program alive, but the Friends are asking for help in providing this asset. New sponsors would be very much appreciated.
Also, Friends is seeking new people to serve on the board of the Friends of the Library. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please leave your name and phone number with the librarian.
Come to the library book sale and be a part of helping children receive books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program as well as supporting other library programs and services.

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