Friends of the Ferdinand Library September Book Sale

The Friends of the Ferdinand Library will hold their Second Saturday Basement Book Sale on September 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 as Dubois County’s Covid numbers are on the rise again. Masks will be available for those who come in without one, social distancing will be enforced, and hand sanitizer will be available.

The theme of the September sale is “Mystery and Suspense”.  Expect an eerie spine-tingling display upon entering the basement sale. Books by 50 plus authors of this genre will be displayed with many more of their books on the shelves.  Authors included in the display include Patricia Cornwell, Jeffrey Deaver, Vince Flynn, John Grisham, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Ludlum, James Patterson, Daniel Silva and many, many more.

Our “featured” tables are loaded with new donations of history, bread baking, cookbooks, World War 2 era submarine books, and biographies.  Photos of many of these selections can be seen on the Friends Facebook page. The children’s area has been refreshed with new donations. New teen fiction can be found displayed on a separate table.  There are several complete series on the table. A special drawing for three $5 coupons to be used at future sales also will be held.

Prices remain at $1 for hardback books;  $.50 for paperbacks; $1 for most DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks;  puzzles, children’s books, and books on the Collectible/Special table are variously priced.

Donations of gently-used books and puzzles are always welcomed. The Friends cannot take encyclopedias, textbooks, and/or outdated informational books. A donation bin is located in the library near the door to the basement. Thanks to all who replenish our shelves and tables with donations.

The Friends will also be at the Ferdinand Folk Festival on September 18th sharing information about the Friends organization and the Ferdinand Library and giving away free books.

Keep track of the Friends of the Ferdinand Library on their Facebook page. Several postings are made each month. Consider becoming a Friend for $10 per year. Membership pamphlets are available at each sale and at the library’s main desk. All monies made from the sale are used for library programming and materials. A recent $1500 donation will enable the library to replace many of their well-loved and worn children’s and young adult books plus provide materials for weekly children and teen programming. Recent donations will also cover costs for the Angel Mounds presentation in September and the upcoming Iditarod Race dogs program.

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