04/27/11 — Libraries to sell books Friday through Sunday

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Libraries to sell books Friday through Sunday

By Staff Reports
Published in News on April 27, 2011 1:46 PM

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held Friday through Sunday in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the main library, 1001 East Ash St.

Sale hours Saturday will 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For the first time ever, the sale will continue all day Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be a special preview on this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for members of the Friends of the Library only. Friends memberships will be sold at the door that evening ($10 for individuals and $15 for family memberships) and are available for purchase at the library at other times.

Thousands of good books are available for sale at very reasonable prices, library officials said. Tote bags are also for sale.

There is still time for people to donate books for the sale. Encyclopedias, Reader's Digest condensed books, National Geographic magazines or damaged books will not be accepted.

Proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends to enhance Wayne County libraries through ongoing programs and initiatives including:

* Wayne County Reads

* The Community Garden

* Visits by noted authors

* Digital microfilm machine for Local History Room

* Book display cases

* Children's programs

* Adult programs

* Computer workstations.

Friends of Wayne County Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enriching the programs and services at the libraries.

The Friends of the Steele Memorial Library also will be holding a book sale Friday and Saturday as part of its annual activities with the N.C. Pickle Festival. The sale will be held in the old Belk building on Main Street -- the future home of the library once a multi-million dollar remodeling project is complete.

The sale will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with no book costing more than $2. The proceeds from the sale, which organizers say will feature a "huge selection" of books ranging from fiction to non-fiction to reference to cookbooks to magazines, go to support the library, particularly the summer reading program.