Semi-annual sale to offer bounty of books

March 19, 2014 by  

Starting today, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Sale is providing residents with an inexpensive way to purchase books, regardless of their age and interests.

A semi-annual fundraising event that offers a wide variety of educational materials, the organizers are likely to have used services like poster printing and flyer printing to share details across the area.

The idea began in 1987 and has since raised close to $700,000 in funds for the library. Money generated from this event will benefit the special library programs and purposes.

At the book sale, people will find more than 50,000 items for sale including paperbacks, hardbacks, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and videos. Most of the items for sale cost around $1, although some may be a little more.

The Friends of the Arlington Library is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the local library system and organizing the book sale, as well as the book and author luncheons.

Those wishing to attend the sale today will need either be members or pay membership costs, or they can attend from tomorrow until Sunday, March 23 free of charge.

It takes place at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center located at 1400 E. Dugan Street in Arlington, Texas. To find out the hours, please visit the Arlington Public Library website or call Wayne Halliburton at 817-548-9768.