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(Neb.)-Chadron Public Library Bi-Annual Book Sale This Week

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 10/21/2013 08:39 AM

(CHADRON)-Now that the month of October is in full swing and fall and cooler weather are officially upon us, the Chadron Public Library is inviting residents to its bi-annual book sale at a new location. The sale will be held Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 23rd-25th, one door north of City Hall in downtown Chadron. Library director Rossella Tesch says Friends of The Public Library holds the sale twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, to help raise money for the library and also to clean off shelves and make room for new items.
 
Tesch says there are a variety of reasons why books are selected as sale books. Sometimes individuals will donate books to the library that the library already has. Sometimes books become worn and used to the point of exhaustion or there may be a new edition. And periodically books lose their luster with patrons. Tesch says if books have not been checked out by someone in five years, they have finished their course in that either the material is no longer relevant to Chadron readers or it no longer seems to spark an interest.
 
The book sale starts Wednesday evening with the "Get First Choice" preview from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The entry fee of $5 entitles patrons to “all the goodies,” as Tesch refers to them, before they’ve been picked over by others. Tesch says there are tons and tons of books, including children’s and adult books, fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and soft. There will also be VHS tapes, DVDs and CDs. Tesch says some of the books are next to new and could even be saved for a Christmas present or stocking stuffer. Books range in price from $.50 for soft cover to $1 for hard cover.
 
Thursday and Friday sales will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be no Saturday sales this year. Tesch says that Saturday has been a notoriously slow day for the sale, with people either out of town for the weekend or up at the football game, so it really seemed a waste of volunteers’ time.
 
Proceeds from the book sale will go to one of two places, says Tesch, either as a contribution to the library’s expansion project or to help purchase items for the library, such as the new moveable book display or chairs and tables for the coffee corner, which are two projects that have been funded thanks to previous sales.
 
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