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The annual Friends of the Keene Memorial Library book sale will continue throughout the weekend with hundreds of boxes of donated books being sold to benefit the library and its programs.

The Friends of the Keene Memorial Library book sale began on Thursday, and will continue through Sunday at Christensen Field Main Arena—1730 W. 16th Street.

Hours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, which is also half-price day at the event.

“We wouldn’t be able to provide all the great programs—like the Summer Reading Program—if it weren’t for the Friends of the Keene Memorial Library,” Tina Walker, Keene Memorial Library Director, said.

That includes the ever-popular Special Program Monday events which provide education and entertainment to hundreds of children each summer.

In 2018, the events were so popular that the library had to relocate the weekly programs to the Fremont City Auditorium due to high demand and lack of space at Keene.

The event typically raises between $12,000 and $14,000 each year, and along with plenty of books also features video games, artwork and other items.

This year, event-goers can also make a direct donation to the planned Keene Memorial Library expansion project expected to begin in 2020.

Members of the Friends of Keene Memorial Library enter the event at no charge, new members may also join at the event. Those who do not wish to become a member of the Friends may enter for a $10 donation.

Any individual who does not wish to become a member of the Friends may enter for a donation of $10.00.

Credit card payments are accepted with a $10.00 minimum required.

More information on the book sale is available at fokml.org.

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