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Big fall book sale

October 24, 2001
Santa Paula News

The Friends of the Blanchard Community Library present the Friends? Annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north parking lot of the library, 119 N. 8th Street. The purpose of the sale is to have fun, mingle with old and new friends, get great bargains on literally hundreds of books of all kinds... and all profits go to the Library.

The Friends of the Blanchard Community Library present the Friends? Annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north parking lot of the library, 119 N. 8th Street. The purpose of the sale is to have fun, mingle with old and new friends, get great bargains on literally hundreds of books of all kinds... and all profits go to the Library.There will also be a live auction at 10:30 a.m. during the sale, valuable and special interest books, usually of historical and/or local interest. The auction is always exciting, with lots of unexpected treasures and serendipitous finds!All books are bookstore or estate liquidations, donations from the public, or culled (discarded) from the library?s shelves. Categories of books, both hardcover and paperbacks, include: Fiction, Non-fiction, Biography, History, Mystery, Romance, Westerns, Science, Nature, How-To and Self-Help, Travel, Children?s Books, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language, Health, Humor, Religion & Philosophy, Gardening, Government, Sports & Hobbies, Reference, First Editions, and many more. Also on sale are records, tapes, CDs, videos, games, puzzles, and magazines. The ?Better Books? are better than ever... they contain some real treasures this time!The simply ridiculous low prices are still the best bargain in the county: lots of ?Better Books? from $1, all other hardcovers 50 cents each, and hundreds of paperbacks in every category are 25 cents each.
Members of the Friends of the Library (a legally designated non-profit organization) volunteer their time year round to organize and categorize all donated books, and then manage and staff their two annual sales, the first Saturdays of May and November. These sales, with the accompanying auctions of valuable books, raise an average of $1,800 to $2,000 each.All monies raised by the Friends go toward the Library?s needs for new books, equipment, and services. We are especially proud of the popular Children?s and Teen programs, the Homework Center, the emphasis on computers and the use of the Internet. Among the Friends? gifts this year were shelving, some colorful juvenile furniture for the children?s area, and a large outdoor book-return bin.