Bargains planned at used book sale Book bargains will abound when the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library host their 14th annual used book sale in the Community Room of the library on Thursday � Sunday, Oct. 21-24.
Typical of the books to be sold are paperbacks for 25 cents; picture books to delight a child for 25 cents; hard-cover books both fiction and non-fiction for 50 cents; textbooks on such topics as computer science for 25 cents; and a limited number of phonograph records and cassettes for 50 cents. Many reference books are also priced unbelievably low. Buyers may mix and match their choices to fill a plastic grocery bag for $3. Other bigger bargains will be posted as the sale progresses.
Books to be sold have been accumulating since last year and include both donations from library patrons and materials discarded from the library's collections. In addition there will be notecards, bookmarks and novelty pens.
Book sale hours coincide with regular library hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. On Thursday night, Oct. 21, preceding the sale, members of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library have the "first-nighter" privilege of a preview sale from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This privilege is also open to new members who pay their dues on the spot: $7 for individuals; $5 for senior citizens and full-time students; and $10 for families.
The Friends of the Library contribute the profits from these annual sales to enhance the local library and its services. Recent acquisitions include the double sided blue and white flags in front of the library; a $600 donation to the 1999 summer reading program which this year included 500 children and adults; a $120 donation to purchase new globes for the reading room; and a set-aside contribution toward the purchase of a microfilm printer for the use of geneologists and others who wish to copy articles form historical newspapers.