In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library will have its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13.

The sale will take place the east end of Library Park in Lake Geneva. Friends members are invited from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 to a members-only preview night to purchase books before the sale opens to the public.

Mass media paperback books will be sold for 50 cents; hardcover, trade paperback books and individual DVDs for $2; and videos and single CDs for $1 unless priced otherwise. Rare editions or signed copies of books are in a separate category and are priced according to their value.

Funds raised from the sale make special projects possible including youth and adult programming, online book clubs and new books, audio books and DVDs for the library’s collection. In celebration of the 40th anniversary, books will be reduced and sold at 1977 prices Aug. 13.

Gently used book donations are welcome for the sale. Donations of textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, records and Reader’s Digest condensed books will not be accepted.

The Friends Book Sale is the major annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library. It is managed solely by volunteers who devote their time to receive, sort, and sell books for the tradition that draws booklovers and collectors from the area and out of state.

In addition to the book sale, historic LIFE Magazines will also be available for purchase as a part of the ongoing Friends of the Library LIFE magazine sale.       The Friend’s LIFE magazine sale provides an opportunity to give a contribution to the library as well as purchasing a gift for friends and family to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries or other special events or occasions. The library’s collection of more than 700 magazines covers 1936 to 1972 and 1978 to 2000 but is not comprehensive and represents only what the library has stored. The standard price for each issue is $10, and select magazines are sold for higher prices based on their assessed values.

The Friends welcome new members throughout the year with annual dues of $10 for individuals, $15 for families and $25 for patrons. Dues for lifetime membership are also popular and are offered with a one-time gift of $100. Enrollment applications are available at the library’s circulation desk.

For more information, call the library at (262) 249-5299 or visit the library’s Facebook page.

 
 

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