>From Louisiana Book News Yahoo Group:
The Friends of the Lafayette Library have hosted book sales for the past 31 years to raise more than a half a million dollars for the library. Because the Main Library downtown will be renovated beginning this spring, the book sale will move from the library to the Heymann Performing Arts Center.
“This is the first sale that the Friends have had in 31 years that hasn’t been at the library so naturally we are very anxious about our attendance,” said Flossie Turner, board member.
For one, Turner is worried the public won’t know of the book sale’s move to the Heymann so you’re hearing it here! And two, because of the Main Library shutting down and moving while the building is renovated, the sorting for the book sale has to be made offsite, then the books moved to the Heymann.
“This move continues to be stressful to us as well as the library staff as the library is still the point of donation drop off,” Turner wrote me by email. “This means a preliminary sorting at the library, then the move (by the library staff) to our sorting/housing facility.”
Once the spring sale is over, the Friends will start taking donations for their next sale. Drop-off location for donations will be announced at a later date.
The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (preview sale for members only) on Monday, March 14 (and membership cost $5 for individuals so it’s worth it to join, then enjoy the early bird sale). The sale open to the general public will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17. All books will be sold by the inch, 50 cents an inch for paperback and $1 an inch for hardbacks.
For more information, visit www.friendsofthelafayettelibrary.org or call .