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Scituate library hopes book sale this weekend sees success

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  August 17, 2011 11:08 AM

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Last year's book sale at the library drew hundreds out for the cheap reads.

Scituate Town Library has packed its basement with books for this weekend's Library Book Sale, an annual event that staffers hope will draw hundreds of people.

According to Library Director Kathy Meeker, there are over 5,000 books, DVDs, VHSs, and audio tapes from donations to outdated library supplies waiting to be picked up by local patrons, all at extremely discounted prices.

“It’s a major event in Scituate that people look forward to. It’s been the same weekend every year for the 22 years I’ve been here,” Meeker said. “The books are very reasonable and a huge selection, and yes I would say that people enjoy coming here for great selection and great quality books and good prices.”

It’s all to make room for more product this upcoming year and revitalize the collection to keep it current and up to date, Meeker said.

To help in this year’s sale, the room has also been reorganized to make looking for books and searching through book categories easier.

“They have redone some of the areas, so things should be easier to access with better signage,” Meeker said.

Book topics range from history and cookbooks, to children’s books at all age levels, nonfiction, and self-help books.

In the past, the event has raised $4,000 to $5,000, a goal the library hopes to accomplish this year.

“[The money] goes directly towards library programming, which includes Mama Steph, teen programs, museum passes, and they always buy some books or DVDs or audio books,” Meeker said.

The sale has been advertised across town, and over a dozen volunteers are at the ready to help organize and maintain control in the relative chaos of the sale.

The sale will run Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Scituate Town Library.

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