Many treasures were found last weekend at the Manhattan Library Association’s Annual Book Sale. Patrons gathered at the door on Friday evening to browse through thousands of books. At the end of the day on Sunday, March 2, $10,981 had been raised to support library programs and new book purchases.
Ned Gatewood, Treasurer for the MLA Board of Directors, proudly announced the total to the group saying “Let me be the first to say, great job!”
Volunteers worked diligently to organize and run the event. They also had some fun wearing silly hats to celebrate the 110th birthdays of both Dr. Seuss and the Manhattan Public Library.
If you missed the sale, don’t despair. Gently used books are for sale all year long at Rosie’s Corner Book Store on the first floor of the library. Hardback books can be found for only $1.50 and volunteers put new materials out every week.
The Manhattan Library Association accepts donations of gently used books and audiovisual materials in good condition all year long. Drop off books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, or video games you wish to donate at the Information Desk. For a complete list of accepted items, please visit the Support the Library section of the website at www.mhklibrary.org/about-us/support-the-library.
Gavin, Elaine Shannon, and Gary Jeffery at the 2014 MLA book sale