Library book sale promises bargains
Friends of the Cape Coral Library are hosting their famous book sale this weekend, one of two annual efforts to raise money for the library.
“Friends” Financial Services Coordinator Paula Novander said the book sales are the groups’ primary fundraising efforts.
Proceeds go right back to the Cape library, through purchase of desks, chairs, carts, programs and other items.
Novander said the group recently donated $20,000 toward the library’s forthcoming automated return system. The system is similar to the one being used at the Northwest Regional Library.
“The funding keeps giving back the library and gets used now more than ever,” Novander said. “With the current economic situation the traffic at the library is up and funding is tough.”
Fiction, non-fiction, self help, classic literature, science, Do it Yourself, videos and music are just some of the items that will be available. Hardback books are $2 apiece, while paperbacks are $1.
Novander said a large selection of home schooling educational books will also be available for purchase. She said teachers often buy the books for their students.
With the Friends of the Cape Coral Library taking on more and more responsibility — they host kids reading programs, the chess club, Books and Bagels and Team Reading efforts — Novander said proceeds from the book sales have grown increasingly crucial.
“We rely on these donations now more than ever,” Novander said.
The book sale kicks off Thursday with a preview for Friends members, 3:30 – 5:30 pm. People have the opportunity to become a member on Thursday, or any day of the book sale, by paying $10 at the door.
The book sale continues for everyone 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information visit their website at capefriends.org. The event is free and open to the public.