Saturday, December 27, 2014

Book sale to benefit Doylestown Library starts today

This year's goal is $12,000 to help fund library programs.

Book sale to benefit Doylestown Library starts today

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Shoppers are happy to find a few good books aming the thousands of books filling the library's Pearl Buck Room. (Friend of Doylestown Library)

The Friends of the Doylestown District Center Library have been collecting books all year, and now it’s time to sell them to raise money for library programs.

The annual sale starts Friday for members of the volunteer Friends group, and Saturday for the public. It is scheduled to run through Nov. 3 at the library on 150 S. Pine St. in the borough, with a goal of raising $12,000. 

Individual membership costs $10 a year.

On Friday, Nov. 2, all books will be half price. On the final day of the sale, any donation will buy a bag of books.

Leftover books are donated to charities, including the USO, A Women's Place, nursing homes, schools in underprivileged areas, Operation Santa, Purple Heart and Better World Books, which sends books to Africa.

Last year’s sale raised more than $11,000. Part of the proceeds funded two summer programs each attended by about 100 people.  

To join the Friends, contact FOLdoylestown@gmail.com.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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