Got books?

LIHUE — Rayne Regush had time before a meeting Wednesday to slip into the Lihue Public Library to rent a DVD and spend some time helping the Friends of the Lihue Public Library set up books in the conference room.

“Oh, look at this one,” Ragush said. “It’s about something that’s dear to my heart. I don’t have much time left; got my meeting to attend to.”

The Friends of two libraries will host a used book sale starting today.

“We have a large number of children’s and teen books,” said Carolyn Larson, Lihue library manager. “This is perfect because spring break started Wednesday and this gives people something to do during the break. We have more books than ever.”

The Lihue Library sale runs today through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Koloa Library sale runs Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the meeting room.

“There will be lots of good quality used books, some CDs and DVDs, including Blu-rays,” said David Thorpe, Koloa Library manager. “There is also a wide selection of good condition children’s books this time.”

Larson said in addition to children’s and young people’s books, Lihue has oversized coffee table books.

Proceeds support library operations.

Larson said the other missions for the Friends of the Lihue Public Library include getting books into people’s hands and to build community spirit for the library.

“Volunteers come in to help, and they become attracted to what the library does,” Larson said. “We don’t have any bookstores here so people become attracted to finding books.”


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