Two book sales to raise money for local organizations
Published 9:03 am Thursday, February 4, 2016
Hours before the big game kicks off on Sunday, the Friends of the Niles District Library will be hosting its own major event — the Super Book Sale.
Thousands of used books will be available at rock bottom prices —10 cents each — along with DVDs, records and other media offered at slightly higher prices.
The sale runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Niles District Library, which is located at 620 E. Main St. in Niles.
The library will be closed as usual, but the side door to the left of the main door on the south side of the building will be open for access to the book sale, which will take place in the basement.
“The Super Bowl book sale gives everyone a chance to pick up great books at a fantastic price while supporting the library and fostering a love of reading,” said Kaye Janet, of the Niles District Library.
The books come from public donations to the library and books that have been removed from the circulation collection.
Janet said a wide variety of books, from best sellers to reference works, will be on the shelves.
The Friends of the Niles District Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and promote the use of the library’s programs and services.
Funds raised have been used to help purchase additional books, videos, and equipment for the Niles District Library, and to purchase small gifts and awards for such things as the annual Halloween costume contest, and other events held throughout the year.
The Super Book Sale has been offered on Super Bowl Sunday since 2005.
Organizers say they’ve sold as many as 7,000 books during a single day.
In addition to this Sunday’s sale, the Friends of the Niles District Library hold regular sales on the first Saturday at the month and during National Library Week and the Four Flags Area Apple Festival. A small section of books for sale is always available next the circulation desk.