Three highlights of the event:
1 The books that are sold are either donated by the public or weeded from our collection in accordance with our collection development policy.
2 The prices of the books were: $1 for hardcover, 25 dents for paperback, and $1 for multimedia (DVD, audio, or VHS)
3 The books that did not sell were donated to Better World Books.
(Better World Books is an organization that either directly donates the books to under budgeted libraries and schools or sells the books and donates funds to literacy-focused organizations)
How was your event?
The library is limited in storage space now that the loft is going to be occupied, so our plan is to keep our "Everyday" Sales Rack fresh and stocked with books for sale. This allows our patrons to browse the rack during every visit. It is unlikely that we will have a large annual book sale until we are able to get a "Friends of the Library" group organized to assist in fundraising events and find adequate space for storage.
Future events at the library include story time for preschool children held the second and fourth Friday of each month. We are also in the planning phase for our summer reading program. The theme for this summer is "Dig into Reading" for children up to fifth grade and "Beneath the Surface" for teens.
How can the public help?
We invite the public to frequently visit their library, browse the rack for everyday sales, and donate items that are in like-new condition. We also invite the community to give feedback. Send a letter to the director, an e-mail, or stop by the library and let us know how we can help. We are looking for ways to expand the library's services.
Jodi Polk, director