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Library book sale raises $10,981

By The Mercury

Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale raised $10,981 to buy new books and fund library programs, according to a press release.

The annual sale took place Feb. 28-March 2 at the library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Patrons gathered to peruse many of the 100,000 used books — some donated and others culled from the library’s collections — up for sale.

Ned Gatewood, treasurer for the Manhattan Library Association Board of Directors, announced the total to the group of employees and volunteers who worked the sale. “Let me be the first to say, ‘Great job,’” he said, according to the release.

During the event, volunteers had some fun wearing silly hats to celebrate the 110th birthdays of both Dr. Seuss and the Manhattan Public Library.

For those who missed the sale, gently used books are for sale all year long at Rosie’s Corner Book Store on the first floor of the library. Hardback books are $1.50, and volunteers put new materials out every week.

The Manhattan Library Association accepts donations of gently used books and audiovisual materials in good condition all year long. Drop off books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, or video games you wish to donate at the information desk.

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