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Ogdensburg library fall book sale coming


OGDENSBURG — Books, books, books.

It is that time of year again at the Ogdensburg Public Library.

The Friends of the Library’s annual fall book sale will be held Nov. 7 to 9 in the second-floor auditorium of the library at 312 Washington St.

An estimated 5,000 books, 1,000 selections of classical, jazz and popular sheet music and hundreds of DVDs; vinyl records with dust jackets; puzzles and household and computer items on the new tag-sale shelves will be available for low prices.

“We’ve probably got more books than we’ve had in the last few years,” said library Director Wayne L. Miller.

The book sale will be followed by a $2-per-bag-of-books sale on Nov. 16. Held in the spring and fall, the sales are fundraisers for Friends to subsidize library programs and buy books.

“The generosity of the community plus the many great, but underutilized books weeded from the library’s collection means this is going to be a great sale for readers and collectors,” said Maureen Kravec, the Friends’ president.

The book sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16.

Other book sale highlights include:

n The sale for $15 of a copy the Friends-published’ cookbook, “Just Desserts.” This handsome volume contains more than 100 recipes submitted by local bakers.

n The third annual silent auction; featured this year is a library-themed quilt, hand-crafted by former library board member Dianne Webster. It is on display at the library. The auction will end at 3 p.m. Nov. 9.

n On Nov. 7 until closing, all items will be sold at 50 percent off to Friends members. Signups for new memberships are welcome at any time.

n Hardcover books will be sold for $3 each and soft cover books for 75 cents. On Nov. 8, hardcovers will cost $2 and paperbacks 50 cents. On Nov. 9, prices will be $1 for hardcovers, and 25 cents for softcover books.

Last spring’s book sale raised $1,725 for the library, Mr. Miller said.

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