Friends of the Library

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.

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Book lovers in the Ozarks anxiously await the Friends of the Library book sales each spring and fall.  And they won’t have to wait too much longer for the next one.  It starts a week from tomorrow in Springfield.

The sale has moved this time to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex since its former location, Remington’s, closed as an event center.  Springfield-Greene County Library District spokesperson Kathleen O’Dell said that means there will be more items for sale.

If you love books, you’re in luck this week:  a huge book sale in Springfield opens to the public today (4/21) and runs through the weekend.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library book sale began last night with a preview sale for members at Remington’s on W. Republic Rd.  The sale opens to the public today (4/21) and runs through Sunday.

Jim Moore, with Friends of the Library, said they’ll have some interesting items for sale.