What: Farmington Public Library Foundation's annual book sale
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, while inventory lasts.
Where: Multi-purpose room at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. in Farmington
Costs: Hardback books are $1, paperback books are 50 cents. Prices will be lowered as the sale progresses. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
More info: Call 505-599-1270 or go to the events calendar at www.infoway.org . To receive updates during the book sale, “like” the Farmington Public Library on Facebook, or follow the library on Twitter @FarmPubLib
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Library Foundation's annual book sale fundraiser starts Saturday and continues through Wednesday.
The sale takes place in the multi-purpose room at the library. While many of the thousands of books that will be for sale were previously part of the library's collection, many have been donated by the public.
"Donating books for the sale is a great way for people to clean out their own bookshelves," said Jenny Lee Ryan, the library's program coordinator.
Ryan said this event is the library foundation's major fundraiser.
Last year's sale netted $15,000. The funds support many of the library's programs, including the summer reading program and the Prime Time Family Literacy program.
Ryan said the best selection of books will be when the sale opens today, and she encourages shoppers to come early. But because the books are not placed on display tables in any particular order, Ryan said many desirable books are often discovered later as the piles dwindle over the course of the sale.
"A lot of the fun of the book sale is uncovering hidden treasures," she said.
Margo Allee, the foundation's president, said she hopes this year's sale will be well-attended so that many of the library's activities can continue.
"We're encouraging everyone in the Four Corners to support the literacy programs at the Farmington Public Library by attending the book sale," she said.