Library’s book sale under way

Published 12:57 am Wednesday, April 9, 2003

By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Tuesday's Red, White and Blue book sale at the Niles District Library was a chance to get hands on cheap books.
The book sale and display is only one of the many events taking place during the Niles library's celebration of National Library Week.
Jan Gorham, popular materials librarian, however, said the book sale was also an act of patriotism.
Gorham said the book sale, which was a cross-departmental effort, was also a good opportunity to get rid of books that have been taken off shelves.
She said book sale proceeds go back toward buying new library material and books, which means the money the public invested in paper backs and hardback books Tuesday, will mean more new books for them to read in the future.
There were about 500 books for sale at Tuesday's book sale; hardbacks costing 50 cents and paperbacks 25 cents.
With the book display centered in the middle of the library next to the popular materials desk, visitors couldn't miss it.
Dotty Childs, one of the library's circulation clerks said 13 books had been sold in since the sale started at 9 a.m.