Gunnedah Shire Library’s ‘Big Spring Book Sale’ starts this week!
Staff have been ‘weeding the collection’, seeking out old, slightly damaged or unused books in order to make room for lots of new titles to fit onto the shelves. These ‘old’ books will be offered for sale at the Library book sale – charges will be two dollars for books and 20 cents for paperbacks and magazines. As well as library books, we are also offering a great collection of cooking, gardening, travel and handicraft books that have been donated but don’t meet the Library’s collection policy criteria.
So come along to the Library and see if you can pick up an elusive treasure, complete a cherished collection, or pick up an unexpected gem. The sale will go on for several weeks, and new books will be added each day.
The money raised from the sale will go towards buying new stock for the Library shelves.
Library users are also encouraged to suggest books for purchase. Just come along and speak to the staff about a title that you think might be added to the collection - giving the author, title and any other details that you know, and we will add the book to the shelves if it meets the collection standards. If it doesn’t, there’s still the opportunity for you to read the book, because we try to obtain it from another Library that already has it. There’s a charge for Interlibrary Loans, to help offset the postal costs involved in sending the book back.
New books have been added to the shelves this last week, including: To Kill the President - a thriller by Sam Bourne, and Parting Shot - a mystery novel by Linwood Barclay. For children, there’s the delightful picture book - The Kissing Hand.
See you soon at the Library!