There will be a variety of used books, videos and audio materials for sale at the Grayslake Library this weekend, so bring a bag (or two) and get there early!
The Friends of the Grayslake Library's Fall Book Sale will take place:
- Friday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday (bag sale), Oct. 21, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
"This is the biggest sale we’ve had in years due in part to an exceptional number of donations from our patrons," said Grayslake Library Director Roberta Thomas.
The library also has a hige number of children's books, which area schools have been able to take for their own libraries, said Thomas.
"This is not only environmentally friendly, it is a fiscally conscientious way to extend the useful life of resources purchased with taxpayer dollars. The remaining items are in the sale and will be especially appealing to homeschooling families."
A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the book sale. Patrons can bid on items including a Bob Dylan-related collection, TV Guides featuring the Beatles, a 1934 illustrated children’s book and an autographed copy of Marguerite Henry's "Mustang." There will also be art, garden and literary-related items and coffee table books.
Thomas said The Friends of the Grayslake Library make about $5,000 on each book sale. The money is used to provide “extras” for the library.
"Each year, they provide the funding for the summer and winter concerts series. This year they bought two defibrillators for the library and paid for training the staff. They also paid for the public performance license which makes our Friday evening movie series possible."
For more information, visit www.grayslake.info or call (847) 223-5313.
Information provided by the Grayslake Area Public Library