Friends of the Pampa Library Book Sale kicks off Thursday at Lovett Memorial

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The Friends of the Library Book Sale kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Pampa Lovett Memorial Library.

This is an annual event that has been going on for more than 20 years.

This unique event allows readers to purchase grocery bags full of used books at $6/bag. Proceeds of the sale go to benefit the Friends of the Library which, in turn, helps fund the Library.

“A lot of the expenses at the library aren’t a part of their budget,” Book Sale Chair for the Friends, Roy Morriss, said. “We have sponsored some summer reading programs, including this last summer. We pay some of the expenses for having an author come in for a book signing.

“A few years ago we had all of the city directories digitized and the microfilm for the newspaper digitized. Also, we take care of the garden area and minor repairs around that aren’t in the budget. The City of Pampa does a lot of it, but we do a lot of things that aren’t covered.”

Books sold to the library are donated or recycled from the library’s catalog.

“We’ve got cookbooks, westerns, fiction/nonfiction, biographies, children’s books (off all ages), religious books, etc.,” Morriss said. “We have travel books and sci-fi books. Just a big variety really. We usually have CDs, DVDs, LP records, etc.”

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 3 and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. Entrance to the book sale is from the north end (Kingsmill) entrance of the Library.

The Library will take donations after the sale as their book storage was closed in July.

Volunteers are welcome and for more information on the event, call the Library 806-669-5780.

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