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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Book sale continues through Saturday

  • The Friends of the Library is having its annual book sale.
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  • The Friends of the Library is having its annual book sale.
     
    This is the largest book sale to be hosted at Shawnee Public Library.
     
    The sale will last through Saturday, Oct. 6. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
    Saturday is half-price day, and at noon, the books will start selling for $1 per bag.
     
    “The tables are full, the floors are full, and there are boxes that haven’t been opened yet,” Mary Jo Stucker, Friends of the Library volunteer, said. “When we ran out of space on top of the table, we started putting them on the bottom.”
     
    Stucker said she is looking forward to the last day, which is dollar-bag day.
     
    “They go by the sack full,” she said.
     
    She added that she had enjoyed her first year volunteering at the book sale, though it wasn’t her first time to visit.
     
    “I have had a ball,” she said. “For me, it truly has been a labor of love.”
     
    Many of the books in the sale are donated by Friends of the Library members, Karen Bays, Pottawatomie County Coordinator/Shawnee Branch Manager for Pioneer Library Systems, said.
     
    However, many come from the library shelves as well.
     
    “If an item isn’t circulating, we have to make room for new stuff,” Bays said. “We have to weed out editions and older information, if we have a newer edition.”
     
    Bays said she wanted to thank the Friends of the Library for their support.
     
    “Without them, there’s a lot that we do that wouldn’t be possible,” she said.

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