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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale

By Janis C. Test



It’s time once again for the Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book sale at the Abilene Civic Center, June 12-15. Monies raised benefit projects and programs of the Abilene Public Library, including the new Mockingbird Branch Library. This sale will contain thousands of books, video and cassette tapes, CDs, records and other unique items. Friends members get first {{more}} crack at the goodies during a preview sale on Thursday, June 12 from 5 until 8 p.m. Friends memberships starting at $15.00 will be available at the door. On Friday, June 13 the doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, the sale begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Prices on most general sale items, including hardbound books, will be $1.75, while most paperbacks will be 75 cents each. Children’s books are sold by the inch, for $1.25. Admission is free.On Sunday, the famous “Bag-o-Books” sale begins at 1 p.m. Until 4 p.m., $6.00 will get you an entire bag of great reading . Two featured areas of the sale are ‘Antiques and Uniques’, and the Corner Store. Antiques and Uniques will contain rare, hard-to-find and collectible books. The Corner Store features new or almost new books at a fraction of their original price. Both of these areas will include special interest fiction and non-fiction titles. The Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book sale is an annual event. Proceeds from the sale fund library materials, equipment, activities and staff training opportunities. For more information, call your Abilene Public Library at 676-6025.

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