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Bag a bargain at the book sale

Published: 04 Feb 2022 1:46pm

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is back again and it is a great opportunity to bag a bargain on some quality titles.

Proceeds from the two-day sale will go back into supporting programs and services at the Wagga Wagga City Library for the benefit of all community members.

The book sale will be held on Friday 11 February 4pm to 5.45pm and Saturday 12 February 9am to 12 noon in the downstairs children’s area at the library located in the Civic Centre.

Library Manager Claire Campbell said the sale will feature adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s and young adult novels, history, health and DIY books, DVDs and more.

“Our last book sale was in March 2020 and now we’re back and hoping to see plenty of community support for what really is one of the library’s long-running, highly valued events,” Ms Campbell said.

“Everyone is invited to attend and select from an impressive range of books, magazines and movies. There’s a fantastic selection this year and we’re excited to offer the community this chance to get their hands on some quality titles.”

Items will be $1 each or fill a bag for $10. All proceeds will go to the Wagga Wagga Friends of the Library, who provide invaluable support to library programs and services throughout the year including One Book One Wagga, the Language Café, author talks and presentations.

Ms Campbell said the Friends of the Library would normally hold two book sales a year and was pleased to see the first one return after a COVID-interrupted couple of years.

“The Friends of the Library volunteers have been supporting the library for 30 years and have raised thousands of dollars over that time to support the library service. It’s also great to give these books and resources a second life,” Ms Campbell said.

The Friends of the Library are an important group of volunteers, providing valuable opportunities for like-minded community members to come together and get active. Their next meeting is on Tuesday 8 February at 4.45pm at the library.