Library book sale starts Saturday
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Once upon a time, a pile of books could be purchased for just a few measly dollars. Well, that time is coming around again as the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library gets set to hold its fall used book sale.
The sale will be held from Oct. 2-9 during most of the library’s hours of operation. The fall sale is one of two such events held each year to raise money for the library. “The books are donations from very generous people in the community,” Glenwood Branch Library manager Pat Conway said. “There are some (library) discards, but most are donated by people because they’re no longer needed.”
Each sale raises an average of about $3,000 to $4,000 that’s put straight back into the library. “We get an enormous amount of people at the sale,” Conway said. “Then the Friends take the money and buy things for the library.”Conway said the money raised from the twice-yearly sales goes toward all sorts of needed items for the library.
“Without them, it would be hard to run this library,” Conway said. “The sales fill in the gaps in our budget for us. It’s very important.”The sale will consist of about 15,000 books that run the gamut from children’s fantasy to adult nonfiction to travel books and cookbooks and everything in between. Conway said fiction and self-help books are always popular. “It’s a wonderful sale. It’s a lot of fun,” Conway said. “If you’re a reader, it’s heaven.””It’s a wonderful sale. It’s a lot of fun,” Conway said. “If you’re a reader, it’s heaven.”
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