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LIHU‘E — Carolyn Larson, head librarian for the Lihu‘e Public Library, said there are more titles than the previous used book sale.
“We have Furlough Wednesday, so we’ll be closed, but starting Thursday, we could use some help in getting the materials ready for the sale Friday,” Larson said while scanning the rows of boxes containing a variety of books, video and audio material, Tuesday.
The Friends of Lihu‘e Library Spring Used Book Sale will feature thousands of printed volumes on an array of topics as well as selections of CDs, DVDs and video and audio tapes, states a release from the library.
“We can use some volunteers as well as shoppers,” Larson said. “This is the biggest Lihu‘e Library book sale yet.”
Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday.
Many books are tagged to sell for “a buck a book.” There will be some exceptions to this rule, especially some of the rare or particularly valuable books which will have prices posted on the volumes.
“This sale is all part of the state library system’s mission of getting people to read,” Larson said. “The mainstay, of course, is the borrowed books, but there are people who prefer to own the books they read and this is a great way to add to personal libraries.”
Materials which will be offered represent books that are removed from library stock during regular maintenance of the collections as well as donated volumes from people.
“Some of these books have had long lives, going from one reader to another during these sales,” Larson said.
Jan TenBruggencate, a longtime supporter of the Lihu‘e Library and often the cashier at these events, said many readers have said they find other overlooked titles and books on return trips, even on the final day of the sale.
The selection for this sale includes a truly stunning collection of paperback and hard cover fiction, along with Hawaiiana, children’s books, reference books, self-help, art and travel books, TenBruggencate said.
There will also be foreign language, finance, religion, science, literature, poetry and many more categories.
Funds generated from the book sale go towards supporting the public programs and services provided by the Lihu‘e Public Library, including the teen summer reading program. Donations are also welcomed from supporters of the library.
For more information or to volunteer, call 241-3222.
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