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Friends launch summer book sale series

Friends launch summer book sale series

Heather Jeal
Contributing writer

The Sechelt Friends of the Library team will launch the 2013 series of summer book sales on Saturday, July 6 from 10am to 3pm in the Community Use Room at the Sechelt Library/Municipal Hall building.  Pack a shopping bag full of books for $25, or purchase just one or two titles – either way, bargains abound.

“People in this community do love their library,” enthused sale co-organizer  Sandra Friedman. “The books donated for sale are in such good condition, I think I must be the only person on the Coast who eats pizza while reading.”

Donations of books are welcome and may be dropped off in the grey bin next to the elevator in the Library/Municipal Hall foyer. Although the Friends have accumulated two storage lockers full of books to sell at this summer’s events, they are particularly requesting donations of children’s books. “Part of why we do this is to encourage children to read,” says Friedman. Last year, funds raised through the sales helped enhance children’s reading experience by providing new kid-sized furnishings for the Sechelt library.

Sales will be held July 20, August 3, 17, and 31 and wind up September 14.

Friedman noted that strong volunteers with trucks are needed to help shuttle unsold books back to Bel-Mar Storage at the end of each sale day. “Bel-Mar have been just great – they are a really important part of this program’s success,” Friedman noted.  Persons wishing to assist the Friends may contact Sandra Friedman at 604-885-5998.

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