Spring book sale starts Monday

A student peruses the selections at a Friends of Barton Library book sale in this News-Times file photo. The Friends' spring book sale is scheduled to start next week.
A student peruses the selections at a Friends of Barton Library book sale in this News-Times file photo. The Friends' spring book sale is scheduled to start next week.

Special to the News-Times

The Friends of Barton Library will host their annual spring book sale next week, when organizers hope to raise much-needed funding for the Union County Public Library System.

The book sale will run from March 27-April 1 at the Barton Library, 200 E. 5th St.

On Monday, March 27, the book sale will be open only to members of the Friends of Barton Library organization.

From Tuesday, March 28, through Saturday, April 1, the book sale will be open to the general public. On weekdays, the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, from 1-3 p.m.

The book sale will have available for purchase both books and magazines donated by the public and the UCPLS. Every genre, from fiction to non-fiction; science-fiction to fantasy; and even children's books, will be available for sale.

Hardback books cost $1, paperbacks are 50 cents and magazines are 10 cents.

On Saturday, April 1, book sale-goers will be able to fill a box with books for $5.

Cash and checks will be accepted.

The fundraiser is important to the Friends and helps the organization raise funds to put toward special projects at the library. In the past, FOBL have purchased new tables in the children's library.

Monday's member-only sale, which will kick off the week-long event, is just one benefit of joining the organization. FOBL dues are $5 a year and families are $10 a year. The group meets regularly every other month.

For more information about the spring book sale, visit ucpls. org.