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'Friends of the Library' Jump into Spring with Annual Book Sale

By: Marcey Evans

Mark your calendar! “Friends of the Library” will host its Spring Book Sale on May 10 - 11, 2013.Imagine a place where there’s live music, balloons, face painting, and rows of books! No, it’s not a carnival. It’s the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale coming to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) from 10 am to 4:30 pm on May 10 – 11, 2013. A pre-sale for Friends of the Library members will be held from 8 am to 10 am on Friday, May 10.

Customers can find a variety of genres for a fraction of the price. Friends of the Library President Jacque Jenkins said a little money will go a long way. “You can find any kind of book. And, you can’t beat the prices; that’s for sure,” she said.

These gently-used items, which were donated or previously a part of the Library’s collection, are now up for grabs. But, book sale customers can expect to find several other options in addition to books. “We also have vinyl records, CDs, movies, and magazines,” said Jenkins.

On Saturday, May 11 customers will enjoy live music while they shop, compliments of alternative music band “Ambient,” which consists of high school students Jordan Finney, Joseph Finney, Franklin Wallace, and Ben Whitehorn. Kids can also play with balloons or have their faces painted while their parents stock up on books. There’s something for everyone!

Proceeds from this family-fun event will support the Library’s programs and services. “We want to make the Library the best that it can be,” Jenkins said. “We have one of the best Libraries in the country, and we want to keep it that way.”

For more information on the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, call (901) 415-2840.