How do the Houston County Libraries have such a great selection of new books each year, you ask? Well, it’s because we have such awesome support from our Friends of the Library! Their efforts throughout the year help fund the books we order- including patron requests. The Friends of the Library (FOL) is a group of book enthusiasts that love their library. We appreciate all they do to help us provide a better service to our patrons.
Every year the FOL hosts a HUGE book sale at the National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. This year the book sale will take place Thursday, May 2, from 10am-8pm (for this day only, admission is $5 – FOL members get in free); Friday May 3, from 9am-8pm and Saturday, May 4 (Half Price day), from 9am-3pm (free admission for both Friday and Saturday). It will contain 90,000 books in 60 genres. This is a great opportunity for book readers everywhere to collect material for their “to be read” pile.
If you are one of those readers who truly don’t have room for one more book (although, really, is there such a thing?), we invite you to donate your “already read and just sitting there” left-over books to the FOL for the upcoming sale. Not only will it support your library, but it will serve the additional purpose of clearing some room in your house. And then, you can buy more books at the sale! It’s a win, win!
To encourage patrons to donate books or volunteer for this event, FOL has placed standees of our favorite characters at each library branch. So come on by your library and check them out.