The Friends of the Keene Memorial Library will sell hundreds of boxes worth of donated books this weekend — all to benefit the library and its programs.
The annual Friends of the Keene Memorial Library book sale will take place all weekend long. The festivities begin Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a special pre-sale. Members of the Friends of Keene Memorial Library can enter for free and non-members can enter for a $10 fee.
On Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the sale opens with free admittance to all. It will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and end on Sunday, with the sale taking place from noon to 4 p.m. On Sunday, all books are half-off.
The large number of books on sale were donated to the library throughout the year and sorted into categories, according to Jeff Hoffman, the book sale chairperson.
“It’s the Friends of the Library’s major fundraiser for the year, so we’re able to provide things for Keene Memorial Library that are outside their budget capabilities,” Hoffman said.
Money from the sale in the past has gone toward a number of different projects. It has gone toward redoing the landscaping, purchasing furniture, supporting the prime time reading program, author visits, the summer reading program and more, Hoffman said.
The event typically raises between $12,000 and $14,000 each year.
The event will take place at the Fremont City Auditorium at Ninth and Broad streets.
Supporting the library is important to ensuring that the community has resources to stay educated, Hoffman said.
“The library provides a number of services for the community that are invaluable, such as our computer work stations,” Hoffman said. “Not only our collections, but our online resources, which are so important to help educate our community
More information on the book sale is available at fokml.org.