Book sale benefits programs at Cassville library

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sale to help fund adult, teen, children activities

In conjunction with the Friends of the Library membership drive, the Cassville Branch Library is hosting a three-day book sale event starting on Feb. 7.

On Feb. 7, from 1-7 p.m., Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Feb. 9, from 1-5 p.m., people can browse a huge selections of books and magazines.

The sale will include quilt books and magazines, collectors’ manuals and price guides, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, stuffed animals and miscellaneous library items.

Each day of the sale, there will be a different themed sale items. For example, on Friday, people will get the best selections, on Saturday people can buy one item get one free, and on Sunday people can fill a bag for $5.

The sale is open to the public, and cash or check is the only method of payment accepted.

Donna Lawson, adult services coordinator for the Cassville Branch Library, said most of the books in this sale have all been donated.

“The books we are selling just couldn’t be put into the library due to copyright dates or because we already have copies,” she said. “They are all in really good condition though.”

Charlotte Bull, past president of Cassville’s Ozark Country Quilters, donated her lifetime collection to the library recently.

“I had so much fun going through all the books, and wanted to keep them all,” Lawson said. “Unfortunately, our library does not have an entire room we could dedicate to the collection. After pulling a few for the library and other libraries in our system, there are still hundreds left.”

Between current fiction and cookbooks, there will be something for everybody at the book sale.

“All of the money will go toward adult, teen and children programs through the library,” Lawson said. “By the second day of the sale, we will really be trying to clear out all this extra inventory, and by day three, the books are practically a steal.”

Lawson said she believes this is the first time the Cassville Branch Library has hosted an event like this.

“We can usually sell a few here and there,” she said. “But, this is huge.”

The book sale will be during the Friends of the Library membership drive.

“There will be forms for people to fill out so they can join at the book sale,” Lawson said. “There is no set amount that is requested to join the Friends of the Library, just whatever amount you can donate.”

For more information or to become a Friend of the Library people may contact the Cassville Branch Library at 417-847-2121.

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