Looking for a great bargain in reading material and a way to support the library? If so, take note that the New Friends of the Library will host their spring book sale March 10-13 at the Milton-Union Public Library, 560 S. Main Street, West Milton. The group hopes to use a portion of the proceeds to help the library in a big way.

“Funds from this sale will enable the Friends to sponsor the digitizing of the library’s collection of microfilm and newspapers. By digitizing these materials, patrons will be able to access items much more quickly than the current system which uses a microfilm reader,” says Jeanette Dohner, Friends liaison, “We currently have issues of the West Milton Record dating back to 1902 on microfilm which can be transferred to CDs that will make viewing, reading and printing articles a great deal easier.”

It will cost approximately $7,900 to complete this process and the Friends have applied for a Miami County Foundation grant in hopes of receiving a portion of that amount,” Dohner continues, “The group has almost enough in the treasury to make up the difference and this book sale could make it happen.”

This sale includes a very large donation of Christian fiction and non-fiction. Other items for sale are children’s books, inspirational books, puzzles, cds, videos and specialty books and magazines. Many recent donations included in the sale are adult and children’s books that are very clean and in like-new condition.

Prices are very reasonable and most items can be acquired for less than $1.00 each. Most book prices are 50¢ for hardbacks and 25¢ for paperbacks and children’s books. Videos are priced at 25¢ each or 6 for $1.00.

Friends’ member’s night is Thursday, March 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Five dollar memberships for families or individuals are available before or during that evening. The public sale is March 11 through 13. Hours on Friday and Saturday are from 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday Bag Sale hours are from noon to 3 pm. when customers can fill a paper grocery sack with any type of items for $2 per sack.

For more information on the book sale or the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library, visit mupubliclibrary.org or call 698-5515.

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