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The Annual Friends of the Watauga County Library Used Book Sale Approaches, Taking Book Donations Now

From May 18-20, the annual Friends of the Watauga County Public Library Used Book Sale will be taking place at the Boone Mall. All proceeds go towards benefitting the Friends of the Library, which helps to fund library programs throughout the year.

The Friends of the Library is an organization that was formed in 1974 to engage the public in the use and support of the public library. Along with this, it was also formed in order to help fundraise to continue programs that are not government-funded.

For over forty years, the Friends of the Library has worked tirelessly to keep the library as updated, functional and enjoyable as possible for those in the community. Now, the community can help give back by donating used and unwanted books to the book sale.

While the library accepts book donations year-round, it is important for those in the community to donate books in order to help support the book sale that will be taking place. To donate books, simply take them to the circulation desk at the public library. Here, they will go through a process with volunteers where the books will be sorted for the event.

Without the support from the community through book donations, the book sale can’t be as effective as possible. With donations from the community, all of the residents of the High Country can benefit from what the Friends of the Library can do with the money raised from unwanted and used books.

On Thursday, May 18, from 4-9 p.m., the book sale will be open to Friends members. You can become a member at the sale for $5 per person or $10 for a family.

On Friday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., the book sale is open to everyone in the public. On Saturday. May 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the book sale is open to the public.

Volunteers are needed for the every day for the Friends book sale. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jackie Cornette at the Western Watauga Branch Library by calling 828-297-5515.

The 2016 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale took place in the Boone Mall.
Numerous book donations made last year’s Friends Book Sale possible.
When the books are donated to the library, they are sorted into their respective and appropriate categories. 
At the 2016 Friends Book Sale, there was a great variety of book genres, including sports/recreation, history/politics/military, cookbooks/diet/nutrition and hardback.