Friends gear up for annual book saleThe Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale gives a boost to the number of materials the library can afford to buy. Last year, the friends donated $12,500 to the library.
The Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale gives a boost to the number of materials the library can afford to buy. Last year, the friends donated $12,500 to the library.
To help support those efforts, the friends are planning their annual book sale, which runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the library.
“We are pleased with the community’s response to our annual book sale,” said Maggie Bare, Friends of the Library president. “People look forward to the sale to stock up on books for summer reading, DVDs, books on tape, and videos. Part of the adventure of the sale is browsing through the materials and finding unexpected treasures,” Bare said.
This year’s sale includes a wide selection of books —romance novels, mysteries, westerns, children’s books, classics and old standards, as well as nonfiction books.
“We will also have a large number of books donated by the University of Wisconsin-Superior,” said Bare.
A select number of books, many of which are valuable, will be available in the library classroom. These books will be priced individually. In addition, there will be a number of high value books, on which shoppers may bid.
Thousands of general interest books and materials will be available in the library conference room. “These books are not individually priced,” explained Bare. “We just ask that people make a donation for the books they select.” As always, individuals are encouraged to select as many items as they wish.
In addition to the annual book sale, the Friends of the Library sponsors the Merry Little Book Sales in December, the Love Your Local Artist event in February, and the Book Corner located within the library. Individuals are invited to select books and periodicals from the Book Corner and leave a donation. “Proceeds from the Book Corner, and all of our projects, are also used to purchase materials for the library,” explained Bare. The group also funds various library projects throughout the year and supports the Imagination Library through the Superior-Douglas County United Way.
Donations of gently used books and magazines for the Book Corner and books for the annual book sale may be dropped off at the library circulation desk.
“We welcome donations all year long,” said Bare, “and we encourage community members to support our library by joining the Friends of the Library.”
For information, go to www.ci.superior.wi.us/library.