Low-cost weekend book sales greatly benefit Mesa County Libraries

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – The nonprofit, Friends of the Library, has been hosting Friday and Saturday book sales in the library’s storage room since March. With book prices no higher than two dollars, books fly off the shelf as new donations drop in, keeping the variety fresh and funds supporting the library.

Proceeds from the past book sales have supported Mesa County Libraries and its programs such as Culture Fest, Summer Reading, and the Discovery Garden. Patrons find the book sale, like the library, to be a resource.

“They’re good, library-quality books,” Book Patron Steve Schmidt states, “There’s always something new and it’s just convenient for me, because I’m here every Friday.”

“Our population has increased weekly,” Friends of the Library’s Claudia Heckel shares, “Every week, we have new customers and we make about $200 just on Fridays and Saturdays.”

Friday and Saturday book sales are held at First Congregational Church in Grand Junction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekend book sales will continue until the big annual book sale happening throughout the week of October 21.

Proceeds from the big book sale go towards Mesa County Libraries’ project for the Clifton branch’s new building.

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