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Library Notes: Book sale returns Memorial Day weekend

Do you like books? Do you love bargains? Do you need more of both? Then, boy, do I have a deal for you.

From “Dirt Cheap Gardening” to “Birds of Panama” to Tom Clancy, from “Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food” to the Time-Life Series of American Wilderness, you can find just about anything you want at the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale this coming Memorial Day weekend.

The thousands of used books for sale will include adult fiction paperbacks and hardbacks, children’s and young adult softcover and hardcover books, nonfiction covering history, memoir, travel, biography, recreation and sports, autobiography, business, cooking, gardening, do-it-yourself, animals and pets, parenting, self-help, the Pacific Northwest, humor, aging, politics, smaller “gift”-type books, and reference works of all sorts.

Among the many other sets available will be Britannica’s Gateway to the Great Books, the Reader’s Digest Family Treasury of Great Biographies, Will and Ariel Durant’s Story of Civilization, the Time-Life Great Age of Man, and also a number of Audubon books and Peterson’s Guides.

There will be poetry, classic literature, essay collections, some older, “vintage”-type books (including some older Danielle Steele pocket books for you romance readers), and coffee table books.

In addition to the hard- and softcover books you’ll be able to find VHS tapes, DVDs; CDs, and audio books.

And everything, with the exception of sets and a few special books, will be $1 or less!

Spread over three days and located in the meeting room downstairs in the main Hood River Library, the book sale is intended to raise money for various programs and needs of the local library system.

The opening night sale, 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, is for members of the Friends only — BUT do not fear that you’ll miss all the early and best bargains. There will be a chance to get a membership at the door — a tax-deductible membership, no less, since the Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization.

The primary public sale is the next day, Friday, May 30, from noon to 6 p.m.

Then on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is the always-exciting bag sale to clear out any remaining books. On that day, shoppers can come in and fill up a paper grocery bag (the Friends provide the paper bag) with books for $1 or they can purchase a Friends of the Library cloth bag for $3 and fill it up with books.

All the books in the sale have been donated to the Library but not chosen to go into circulation.

So come and shop the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale and support your local library! There should be something for everyone!

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