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Friends of Library Annual Book Sale begins soon

Posted: February 21, 2014 5:18 p.m.
Updated: February 24, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends’ Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.

The sale will be open to the public on March 7, from 12 to 8 p.m.; March 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. "Half-price Sale Day" will be March 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"We have a great selection of books," said Anthony Hawkesworth, book sale coordinator. "The sale will offer hardbacks, paperbacks, cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction, self-help books, romance novels, westerns, trade paperbacks and children’s books. There are also rare and out-of-print books for sale as well as videos and DVDs."

According to Hawkesworth, the books are all priced reasonably because the goal is to sell all the items to raise money for the Library. Children’s books begin at 50 cents and a bag of paperbacks can be purchased for $7.

"The book sale is the Friends’ only fundraiser and all of the proceeds are returned to the library to meet their needs, whatever they may be," Karen Faulkenberry, president of Friends explained. "Our public library has seen an increase in the number of patrons who visit the library. More users means more needs. Funds from the sale will be returned to the library to meet those needs."

Faulkenberry noted that beyond providing books, the library plays another important role in Kershaw County by providing Internet access to those who can’t afford to have a computer in their home. The library also has DVD’s and audio books and sponsors programs for all citizens of Kershaw County.

Friends collect donations of books year round and they store them until the next sale. All of the books are in good condition with some new, never been read books. If you have a donation, you can drop it off anytime at the library. The Camden branch has a new book drop-off bin near the building in the parking lot.

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