Dayton Metro Library booksales are an eagerly anticipated shopping event, but the sale in April promises to be one of the biggest yet.
"We have five semi-trucks full of books, CDs, DVDs and other materials for this sale," said Chris Birch, President of the Friends of the Library organization. The sale features books for children and adults as well as audio visual materials and other items.
Admission and parking are free.
Books are $1.00 each, DVDs $3, Music CDs $2 per disc, Books on CD $5 per book, and special collection items are individually priced. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. The Friends run a volunteer program, provide incentives for Summer Reading Clubs and help support Branch Library programs that fall outside the Library's general operating budget.
Each year, thousands of items, which outlive their usefulness in the Library system, are weeded from the collection and offered for sale to the public, along with donated materials.
"Weeding the Library's collection frees up space on the shelves for new material, while money raised from the sale goes back to benefit the Library," said Jean Gaffney, Manager of Collection Development for the Library. "We're glad that Library materials go on to find homes with people in our community,"
For more information, call the Library at 937-463-BOOK (2665).