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Friends' 40th Annual Used Book Sale

July 31-August 2, 2014

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By: Mary Ruthko

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The Friends of the Bay County Libraries will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Annual Book Sale July 31-August 2. Book lovers from across Michigan and even from out-of-state are expected to shop the sale, which is one of the largest in Michigan. The tens of thousands of items offered, such as former best sellers, special interest, children's materials, reference sources, magazines, records, CDs, books on tape, DVDs and more, come from either the library's retired collection or from donations made by generous citizens.

Find great materials at bargain prices in the air conditioned comfort of the Bay County Civic Arena, 4231 Shrestha Dr. in Bay City. Enter near either Bay Lanes on N. Euclid or Gordon's Food Service on Wilder Rd. Hours will be Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Materials will remain at last year's low prices: Thursday hard covers will sell for $2.00 and paperbacks for $1.00, Friday prices will drop to $1.00 for hardcover and $0.50 paperback, children's books will be $0.50 both days and audiovisual items such as CDs, DVDs, books on tape and more will also be priced to move. During the Saturday clearance, everything goes for $3.00 per box or bag!

All proceeds from the book sale are used by the Friends to buy equipment, materials and services for the public not made possible through the library system's operating budget. The Bay County Library System serves approximately 107,000 residents through four branch locations in Bay City, Pinconning and Auburn, and a Bookmobile. Earnings from former book sales have supplied video players and funded such projects as children's reading programs, library publications, visits by children's authors, and community meeting room furniture.

For more information on the sale or if you would like to volunteer, please call the Library System's Administrative Office at 989-894-2837.

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