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The Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the purchase of new materials for check out to library patrons. In 20...

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Volunteers sort books and materials prior to the 2009 Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale that raised $7,500 used to purchase new materials for the use of library patrons. This year's sale will be held 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Community members are invited to return to the library at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 26, to help themselves to unsold books and materials free of charge. (Submitted photo)

The Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the purchase of new materials for check out to library patrons. In 2009, the sale raised $7,500.

"We are pleased with the community's response to our annual book sale," said Becky Erlenbach, chair of this year's event. "People look forward to the sale to stock up on reading for summer vacations, to learn more about their hobbies, and to select DVDs, books on tape, videos, and children's books. Part of the fun of coming to the sale is the opportunity to browse through the materials and find an unexpected treasure."

This year's sale will include a wide selection of books including romance novels, classics, old standards, World War II histories, and videos. A number of select books, many of which are valuable, will be available in the library's classroom. These books will be individually priced.

Thousands of general interest books and materials will be available in the library conference room. "These books are not individually priced," explained Erlenbach. "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.

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Following the Book Sale, on Monday, April 26, at 10 a.m., people are invited to return to the library to help themselves to unsold book sale books and materials, free of charge.

"Remaining items will be sent to the recycling plant," said Erlenback, "but we'd prefer to have these books and materials used if at all possible."

In addition to sponsoring the annual book sale, the Friends of the Library stocks the Book Corner located in the library. People may select books and periodicals that interest them and leave a donation. "Proceeds from the Book Corner are also used to purchase materials for the library," said Bonnie Baker, president of the Friends of the Library. Shelves are replenished regularly, and the Book Corner offers a year-round opportunity to find books for enjoyment, education, and special interests.

Community members are invited to donate gently used books, magazines, DVDs and videos to the Friends of the Library for both the Book Corner and the next annual Book Sale at any time. Donations may be dropped off at the front desk during regular library hours. For large donations, transportation may be arranged by contacting the library at (715) 392-8860.

Throughout the year, the Friends of the Library also sponsors a series of free programs that include presentations by authors, musical programs and informative sessions about health, gardening, area history and other topics. Notice of upcoming events, the Friends of the Library newsletter, and a membership form are available at www.ci.superior.wi.us/library . Those interested in becoming members of the Friends of the Library may also contact Bonnie Baker at 715-392-2833.

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