Friends of the Oak Ridge Library, or FOL, will have its Fall 2016 Book Sale October 27 through 30 in the Oak Ridge Public Library Auditorium.
The sale will include fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, audiovisual materials, and other publications covering almost every subject, a press release said. Most titles are 50 cents or $1 each.
Titles withdrawn from the Library are half price Thursday through Saturday. Although most sale items are books, there are always a few non-book items.
Thursday evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. is a preview sale for members, the press release said. Memberships will be available at the door ($5 per person and $10 per family). Scanning devices cannot be used during the preview sale on Thursday. The Silent Auction begins on Thursday evening and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The sale opens to the general public on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s sale is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with all non-auction titles selling for half price. Sunday is the Buy-A-Bag of Books sale from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with each bag (provided by FOL) costing $3.
Proceeds from book sales and memberships are used to fund the Children’s Summer Program at the Library. During the past year, proceeds have also been used to support the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History (COROH) program, refurbish furniture, and support other Library activities.
Donations of books, videos, CDs, audiocassettes, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles, and other publications are welcome any time. They can be left in the enclosed area behind the Library’s book return slot on the Oak Ridge Turnpike side of the building.
The Friends of the Library (FOL) is a nonprofit organization that holds used book sales, as well as to recycle publications, support the Library’s summer reading program for children, sponsors a book club and takes part in other activities, all to benefit the Oak Ridge Public Library. Membership forms are available in the Library Lobby.
For more information, contact Nancy Hardin, Book Sale chair at (865) 482-4560 or [email protected].
FOL is now on Facebook, the press release said. The address is www.facebook.com/foloakridge.
“Check us out,” the release said. “We look forward to your comments.”
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