The Woodward News

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July 19, 2012

Library to benefit from book sale

Woodward, Okla. — Thousands of books were stacked and laid upon rows of tables at the Pioneer Room Wednesday as people browsed from table to table scanning titles, book covers and pages.

The multitude of literature was being offered for sale as part of the Friends of the Library annual book sale to raise funds  for the Woodward Public Library.

The book sale continues today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.

"The funds raised will help benefit the library and services we provide," said Connie Terry, library director.

Terry said the money will go toward providing programming, such as children's events, and technology, such as e-readers, at the public library.

She said the Friends of the Library book sales typically raise around $2,000 each year.

The books that are sold for the fundraiser include those people have donated but aren't put on the library shelves because the library may already have a copy or the book is older and may not be as popular as other titles.

There are also books sold from the library's collection after being taken off the shelf in order to make room for newer books.

With so many books offered at this year's sale, Terry said she was grateful for all the volunteers who came out during the book sale to keep things running smoothly.

"I want to express my gratitude and thankfulness for all the volunteers that helped this week," she said.

The Friends of the Library works to benefit the library by helping with programs and donations.  The library support organization has been in existence since 1985.

For more information about the book sale call the Woodward Public Library at 254-8544.


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