August has arrived, and this means it is almost time for the 28th annual Ruby M. Sisson Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.
This extravaganza, with thousands of books for sale, will take place Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 9p.m. for Friends members (new and renewing) and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
The place to shop is the Ross Aragon Community Center.
What is the difference between the Friday sale and the Saturday sale? The prices are the same (see below), but Friends members will have the chance to get first choice of all the books.
To become a Friend, simply show up Friday evening and pay nominal annual dues of $15 for a single or $25 for a family membership. Lifetime memberships are also available for $100 per person.
This membership will grant you admission to the 2012 sale. (Any memberships purchased on or after Saturday, Aug. 11, will give the member admission to the 2013 book sale.)
Becoming a Friends member will also entitle you to attend a wonderful potluck buffet and give you the opportunity to look over the vast selection before the public gets its chance Saturday morning. In addition, your dues will be used by the Friends to enable the library staff to purchase technology upgrades, books, furnishings and other worthwhile items for you to use.
Book prices are generally $2 for hardbacks and $1 for soft cover and children’s books. CDs and DVDs are $2. Audio book sets will be priced according to number of discs. Special sets, collections and/or rare books might have slightly higher prices.
If you plan to attend the Friday evening event, call the library at 264-2208 to let the Friends board know how many people will be attending and what type of dish you will be bringing. This helps with event planning.
You can bring your own boxes, buckets, rolling carts or bags to the sale, but there will be bags available for your purchases. Cash or checks will be accepted.