The Ashcroft Library annual book sale—which ends on February 20—isn’t just for book lovers; although readers of all ages are sure to find something they like. The library is also selling CDs (music and recorded books) and DVDs and videocassettes for both adults and children.
The prices are designed to fit every pocket, with a maximum of $2.00 being asked (for adult non-fiction hardcover books), and a minimum of 25 cents (for adult/juvenile pocket-sized fiction paperbacks). Magazines are free.
Deanna Porter, the Ashcroft Library Branch Head, says that many of the items for sale have been donated, or are duplicates of items already on the shelves. The staff also go through the shelves and remove books to make space for new material. “We like to replenish the collections, and make room for new items.”
She stresses that all of the money raised by the sale comes back to buy materials for the Ashcroft branch, and pay for special events there such as teas. “It doesn’t go into a central pot somewhere else.”
While the amount raised varies from year to year, Porter says the sale has always been very successful. “There’s lots of support for it.”
The sale runs on Feb. 18 from 1:00 to 6:00pm; on Feb. 19 from 1:00 to 7:00pm; and on Feb. 20 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, at the Ashcroft Library on Brink Street.