Friends of the Library

Sales at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale last week were the third highest in the Friends book sale history.

The sale raised just over $142,000.  That’s compared to the first sale in 1985 that raised just $2500.

Library patrons donated six tractor-trailer loads of books, CD’s, DVD’s and more for the sale at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Friends of the Library holds two sales each year—one in the spring and one in the fall.  Proceeds are used for library concerts and programs, improvements and author events.

Friends of the Library

A much anticipated event starts this week.  The Friends of the Library in Springfield and Greene County will hold the Spring 2018 Book Sale at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex. 

Kathleen O’Dell, spokeswoman for the Library District, says they’ll have six tractor-trailer loads of books, DVD’s, CD’s and more for sale.  And, as usual, there will be some interesting and unusual items.

Friends of the Library

Total sales for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale last week were $143,264.64.  The Friends Night Preview Sale made a near-record $28,263.50.  The money will be used to help pay for library programs, concerts, equipment purchases and building improvements in the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

Around 450 volunteers worked to make the sale happen. 

The public can donate books and audiovisual items for future Friends of the Library sales at any library branch. 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is gearing up for their annual Fall Book Sale this week.  It starts tomorrow night (10/25) with a Friends Preview Night from 5 to 8 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds’ E-Plex and continues through Sunday (10/30).  Anyone can purchase a Friends membership for $5 at the door tomorrow.

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The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale netted just over $135,958 for library programs.

The sale, which ran April 26th through May 1st at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, brought in the second highest amount in the history of Friends sales.  The record was set last fall with more than $147,000.

Proceeds from the spring and fall book sales benefit the Springfield-Greene County Libraries in the form of capital improvements, equipment, Summer Reading Program performers, free concerts, author talks and free books for preschoolers, according to the library district.