Library Book Sale to be held Aug. 23-24

STEVENSVILLE — The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will have thousands of books, DVDs and CDs for sale at hard-to-beat prices at its sixth annual Used Book Sale.

The event has grown each year, and for the first time ever this year, the Book Sale will be a two-day event: Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, with sales taking place at both branches of the Queen Anne’s County Library.

The friends will have thousands of used books — including novels, coffee table books, cookbooks, travel books, biographies, histories and children’s books, as well as DVDs and CDs — for sale at the Centreville and Kent Island library branches for between 25 cents and $1 per title, with special volumes and collections also available at significant discounts.

“We have an unbelievable collection of books, movies and music this year,” Elaine O’Neal, who is running the 2019 book sale for the Friends, said. “There is really something for everyone.”

The sale will start at 9 a.m. each day at both branches and run until 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

A special treat for kids this year, kids who participated in the library’s Summer Reading Program can wear their “Universe of Stories” T-shirts to the book sale and get for one free children’s book.

All proceeds from the book sale will be used to support library programming and enhance equipment at both branches. So far in 2019, the Friends of the Library have funded the Summer Reading Program, which involved more than 2,400 county residents; kids and adult art programs; STEM programming; additional shelving units for the children’s section of the Kent Island Branch; and new technology equipment for the Centreville Branch.

Friends of the Library President Kathie Smarick said: “The book sale is the Friends biggest fundraising event of the year. It’s a great chance for everyone to replenish the libraries in their homes, classrooms or offices, and the proceeds from the event will help to ensure that Queen Anne’s County Library can continue to enhance and grow its offerings for people throughout the county.”

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