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Volume IV, Issue 2

Compliments of the Friends of the Library

April - June, 2003

Friends Annual Used Book Sale
Will Begin May 4th

Book lovers, get ready for your annual treat:  the Used Book Sale is coming in May! 

Each year the Friends of the Library sponsor a Used Book Sale to raise funds for programs and projects that support the library.  And each year the sale seems to get a little bigger and better, thanks to donations from the community and thanks to book lovers in search of bargains.  Prices are truly affordable with paperbacks selling 10 for $1.00, and hardbacks 4 for $1.00.  Specially priced items  sell for $1.00 and up, with sets of books individually priced also.

Here’s the schedule for the May sale:

Saturday, May 3rd, 2:00 p.m.
Sorting and pricing.

Sunday, May 4th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Special preview sale for Friends members (memberships available at the door).

People look for bargains at last years's sale.
Searching for bargains at last year's sale.

Monday, May 5th-Friday, May 16th.
Sale open during regular library hours.

Volunteers will be needed to sort and unpack books on May 3rd and to staff the cash box during the days of the sale.  Anyone willing to help should call Elizabeth Martin at 635-9602.

A new bookmobile will soon join the 1994 van to provide service to Fairfield County citizens.

Library To Get New Bookmobile

The Fairfield County Council appropriated funds in the amount of $40,000.00 in the library’s FY 2002-2003 budget to purchase a new bookmobile.  In addition, the library will receive a federal Library Services and Technology Grant in the amount of $16,500.00 to supplement the local funds.  LSTA grants are administered by the South Carolina State Library.

Specifications for a new vehicle have been developed and a request for proposals issued.  The selection process should be completed by early April with the new vehicle being delivered within three to six months.  The library currently operates two small bookmobiles, the oldest of which was purchased in 1981.  That vehicle will be retired and the new one will begin serving patrons on the bi-weekly bookmobile routes.   The other van was purchased in 1994 and will visit daycare centers and nursing homes.

A bookmobile has been traveling Fairfield County roads since 1937 when the service was started as a project of the Fairfield County Council of Farm Women.

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