Friends of the Oak Ridge Library is having its Winter 2018 Book Sale from Thursday, February 1, to Sunday, February 4, in the Oak Ridge Public Library Auditorium.
The sale includes fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, audiovisual materials, and other publications covering almost every subject. Most titles are 50 cents or $1 each, a press release said. Titles withdrawn from the Library are half-price Thursday through Saturday.
There was a Thursday evening preview sale for members, and memberships were available at the door ($5/individual; $10 family). (Please contact Friends of the Library for more information about memberships.)
The Silent Auction began on Thursday evening, and it ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Friends of the Oak Ridge Library can now accept Visa and MasterCard during its sales, the press release said.
The sale opens to the general public on Friday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s sale (February 3) is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with all non-auction titles selling for half price. Sunday (February 4) is the Buy-A-Bag-of-Books sale from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. with each bag (provided by Friends of the Oak Ridge Library) 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, replace furniture, and support other Library activities.
Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, and other publications are welcome any time, the press release said. 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 to raise funds for the Library as well as to recycle publications, supports 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 and the surrounding communities. Membership forms are available in the library lobby.
For more information, contact Nancy Hardin, Book Sale chair, at (865) 482-4560 or [email protected].
Also, FOL is now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foloakridge. “Check us out,” the press release said. “We look forward to your comments.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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