Briggs FOTL hold book sale at Ironton branch

Published 11:37 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Proceeds go toward activities

The Briggs Library Friends of the Library began their biannual book sale Friday, at the Ironton branch location. It will continue through Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event, held every April and September by the FOTL, raises fund for various library expenses.

“The Friends of the Library make money to buy things that the library needs,” explained FOTL president Ruth Shafer.

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The books on sale, which range from religion, histories and biographies to craft, gardening, music and cookbooks to romances, novels, and children’s books, are mostly donated, with a few cast-off library books in the mix, according to Shafer. Books are priced at 50 cents for hardcover books, 25 cents for paperbacks, and 10 cents for magazines.

Fans of country music, in particular, should check out the wide variety of musician biographies and histories of the genre. The money raised varies, but Shafer said their last event raised around $400 for the library.

She said that anyone interested in joining the Friends of the Library should contact the library directly and they can provide contact information for Shafer.

The FOTL’s next event is a craft show, scheduled for June 3.