Close-Down Booksale a Great Success

Thanks to the work of many book sorters, Book Store clerks, and other dedicated Friends volunteers, the “last” booksale at the old library raised almost $11,500 – or nearly five times more than any single book sale event in recent Friends history. The sale was held to clear out the entire remaining stock of materials donated to the Friends in anticipation of the library being closed for remodeling. But what made the sale especially interesting and financially successful was the inclusion of the entire Central library collection of videos and books on tape as well as many old and rare materials that had not been routinely displayed due to lack of space on the main floors. With sales taking place in several locations in addition to the regular sale in the second floor lecture rooms, a larger-than-usual group of volunteers was needed – and did a wonderful job – despite the challenges. Special thanks are also due to Carol Froistad and all the library staff members that worked behind the scenes in the days and weeks before the sale to help with set up and organization.


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