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By Lynn Frederick
Special to The PREVIEW
The sale all book lovers have been waiting for is coming up on Aug. 15 and 16 at Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive. The Friends of the Library has had an exceptionally large number of donations this year, so there will be books for everyone, no matter what your taste in reading is.
The sale for members will take place on Aug. 15, beginning with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a very short meeting. At 7 p.m., members will have first choice to the books, CDs and DVDs. If you have not renewed your membership since last year’s sale, you can do it any time from now until the sale. There will also be an opportunity to join as you enter the church prior to the potluck. Of course, anyone is welcome to join for the first time. Membership is $15 for one person, $25 for a family or $100 for an individual lifetime membership. Please call the library at 264-2209 to let them know if you will be attending the potluck and what you will be bringing. Table service and beverages will be provided.
On Aug. 16, the book sale will be open to the general public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New this year are reusable shopping bags to carry all those purchases home. They are embossed with the library logo for the price of $4. Show your support for the library by buying several shopping bags for the books you buy and for groceries later.
Local patrons have been donating books for the past year for the sale. You will find something that interests you regardless of your reading choices. There will be everything from art to westerns, conveniently located so that you can go directly to the kind of book you prefer. And, don’t forget the children in your life; there will be books for them, too. In keeping with the modern library services, you will find CDs and DVDs, also. Merchandise will be priced so that you can haul away enough to satisfy any bookworm for months.
Hardbacks and large paperbacks are priced at $2; CDs and DVDs are $1 per disc; children’s books are only 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. Mass market paperbacks are 50 cents each. There will also be individually priced large-format gift books and collectors’ books available. Cash and checks are accepted, but not credit cards. All proceeds from the sale will go to support the library.
In the past, the sale has helped to fund the Summer Reading Program and to buy shelves and display cases. This year, the Friends purchased new computers for the library and helped pay for digitizing archived issues of The Pagosa Springs SUN, as well as supporting the Summer Reading Program.