Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 |
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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but at the Lihu‘e Library book sale literature for kids and teens is being handed out at not cost — sort of.
Young readers are able to pick up books free of charge because Scott Gates of the Kiahuna Po‘ipu Golf Course has pledged to pick up the tab.
“He has the same mission as the Lihu‘e Library, and that is to get books into the hands of readers,” said Carolyn Larson, head librarian for the Lihu‘e Library.
This is not the first time Gates has offered to cover the cost of books for young readers, Larson said. During the last Friends of the Lihu‘e Library sale, Gates also stepped up to the plate.
At the sale, which continues today and tomorrow, shoppers can choose from video and audio cassettes, paperback and softbound books, DVDs and CDs.
“It’s a treasure hunt,” Larson said.
Proceeds generated from the used book sale fund Lihu‘e Library programs such as the popular summer reading program.
“Literacy is one of the Lihu‘e Library’s big pushes,” Larson continued. “And this used book sale is just another way for the library to get books into the hands of the public in an inexpensive way.”
The sale continues today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the library’s conference room. Doors will open tomorrow at 10 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m.
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