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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Library's annual book sale kicks off Friday

For many, the annual book sale is a family affair.

Friday marks the kickoff of the Plainfield Public Library's much-loved annual book sale. The event is sponsored (and staffed) by the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL), and is their major fundraiser. Proceeds provide extra resources throughout the year for programming in the Library's jungle-themed Young People's Room.

An added feature will be an author booksigning on Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM featuring seven area authors (more later).

Here is the schedule --

The event kicks off with a Preview on Friday morning from 9:30 AM - Noon. The preview is free to FOPPL members, with a $10 entry fee for non-members.
The general public is welcome from Noon to 4 PM on Friday and then during regular hours from Saturday, March 22, through Saturday, March 29.
Volunteers have sorted the tremendous number of donated and de-accessioned books into categories for your browsing pleasure. Included are gently used hardcovers, softcovers, paperbacks and audio visual materials.

There is always plenty of fiction as well as a wide selection of nonfiction, including history, cooking and food, children's books, religion and philosophy, and many other subjects. (Last year, I scored several fine art books on various modern artists.)

Prices range from $2 for hardcover books to 25¢ for paperbacks. These will be reduced further from next Monday through the end of the sale.

While you're at the Library, be sure to check out the Women's History Month exhibit in the lobby showcases. Kudos to the staff for assembling this interesting material!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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