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Friends of the Library Hosts Annual Book Sale

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A nonprofit group that helped build the new Waynesboro Public Library is sharing its love of the book.  The Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library is hosting their annual book sale, and it attracts bibliophiles from all over the commonwealth.

Last year, the Waynesboro library was in the middle of a nearly $2 million renovation that forced the book sale to another time and another place.  But it returns this year in a big way, with more than 5,000 titles for every taste and price range.

Day one of the sale often brings out serious book buyers, who will find some rare and collectible volumes for as little as $10.  Others can fill their bags and baskets with paperback bestsellers for 50 cents and up.

The Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library hopes to net $12,000 from this year's sale.  Every dime goes toward the Waynesboro library's furniture, equipment and programs.

"The children's programs, the adult programs.  If the library needs a machine, like a copy machine or whatever, we pay for it.  The extra things that the city doesn't pay for, we pay for," Velma Ryan with Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library said. 

The book sale takes place on the lower level of the Waynesboro Public Library.  It continues Friday from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Book sale proceeds and memberships helped fuel the Branch Out Capital Campaign.  It allowed the Friends of the Library to contribute close to $250,000 toward the library's renovation earlier this year.

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