If you’re tired of playing computer games on your iPad or staring at your computer screen, and you’d like to go back to the old-timey practice of reading books, well, there’s a place where you can find a whole lot of good ones this weekend.
The group “Friends of the High Point Public Library” is holding its spring book sale on Saturday, March 19 at the High Point Public Library.
The library at 901 N. Main St. in High Point will hold the sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
On Friday evening, March 18, the organizers are holding a “friends only” pre-sale for members from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. If you’re not a member of Friends of the High Point Library, you can become one. Friends of the library memberships can be purchased – and existing memberships renewed – at the door of the sale. Individual memberships start at $10.
The sale will include adult-fiction books, DVDs and audiobooks at $1 each, and adult non-fiction books at $2 each. Children’s items, records and CDs are two for $1.
Specialty items will be individually priced.
All proceeds from the sale will go to support library programs and services.
On Saturday, the sale will be open to anyone and everyone who wants to come. The non-member part of the event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Then, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Friends of the Library will have access to the “bag sale.” Bags will be provided and, for only $4, members of the group will be able to fill up a bag with books.
For more information about the Friends’ membership or the book sale, contact Jo Williamson at 336-883-3521.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated a lot of books. Many of them are dated, but there a lot of good ones. For years now, I have dropped off books in the GSO public library pickup boxes. Last month, I took them inside, only to learn that they have been having book sales and just plain purging of donations, and titles they had. They don’t keep donated books, even if they don’t have a copy.
It seems to me that a LIBRARY would want a copy of any book they don’t have. But no, they want you to have access only to books that they deem proper for you to read. This I have learned from talking to two Librarians at different branches. I contacted to main office, but never got a reply.
Sooooooooooo, our tax-payer supported Greensboro public library is burning books.