NPPL selling thousands of books for Friends Of The Library book sale

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte Public Library began their Friends Of The Library book sale. It kicked off Thursday, only open to Friends Of The Library members. It opens to the public on Friday and Saturday.

The annual event sells donated and library discarded books for a low price. This year over 8,000 items were displayed to be sold. Those include : over 1,000 children's books; over 1,500 fiction hardback/trade paperback books; over 1,500 mass market paperback books; over 400 history books; and over 500 LP vinyl records and over 200 music CD's.

Library Director Cecelia Lawrence says the event means so much to the library. Lawrence said, "Every book sale I always have this little fear that nobody is going to show up and then when everybody does it's so gratifying to see the support of the community for the library. And you know, readers of all ages from all different sizes come in and they buy all the most wonderful books, puzzles. This year we have lots of records and music so that's just a great way to give back to the community and they get something good in return as well."

The library will sell as many books as they can, then give the rest back to the community.