LEICESTER, Mass. — The Friends of the Leicester Public Library will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 to help support the library's programs, technology upgrades and services.
Held for nearly two decades, each year the Friends Book Sale offers residents a new opportunity to load up on low-cost used books that start at 50 cents a paperback.
According to Library Director Suzanne Hall, this year's sale has 50 percent more books than last year and also includes books on tape and CD, music CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes.
Furthermore, once again all the proceeds from the sale will help the Friends provide the library with new computers, programming and other materials and events to enhance library services.
The organization raises funds to address the needs of the library that fall outside of its municipal budget, sometimes as small as copy paper, or as significant as new computers.
In the past, the Friends have provided the library with funds for adult and children's programs, museums passes, barcode scanners, software, and a Nook e-Reader for library.
Hall added that during the book sale, the Trustees of the Leicester Library will also hold a yard sale of surplus items that accumulated in the attic and basement over the years.
"Items include former circulating work, furniture and other office supplies, and other ephemera," she said.
The book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Leicester Public Library at 1136 Main Street, Leicester.