Friends of Ferdinand Library to host book sale

By Herald Staff

The Friends of the Ferdinand Library will hold their Second Saturday Basement Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (If Dubois County remains "red," the sale will not be held.) The sale can be entered from either the library’s main floor or through the north side doors off the Community Center parking lot.

Masks will be required and social distancing enforced. Hand sanitizer will be available.

This month, Christmas items will be featured. These include children’s books, adult novels, Christmas carols and customs, and Christmas crafting and cookbooks. There will also be a drawing for sets of Christmas books.

Even though a large amount of books, DVDs, and puzzles were sold in October, there are still a massive amount of items for sale. Hardback and paperback books written by favorite authors such as James Patterson, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, Danielle Steel, Janet Evanovich, James Woods, and Patricia Cornwell are available for sale. All fiction books are arranged in alphabetical order for easy perusal.

A large collection of romance books and large print books can be found at the sale. Children’s, tweens’ and young adult books are available for the young at heart. A table of “special books” is featured which includes author-signed, first edition, and/or otherwise exceptional books. DVDs and some puzzles are on a special table. Two sets of Childcraft books from 1974 and 1963 were recently donated. The sale has something for everyone.

There are shelves of non-fiction books available in a variety of genres such as crafting, cookbooks, biographies, history, true life crime, science, self-help, spiritual, collectibles, and home decor. For example, several books covering the Vietnam War were donated for this sale.

All hardback books are $1; paperbacks are $.50. Puzzles, DVDs, children’s books, and “special” books are variously priced. All proceeds from the sales are used for teen, adult, and children’s resources, books, and programming.

Check out the Friends’ Facebook page for more information about the sale. Friends membership pamphlets are available at the sale and at the main library desk.

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