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Ogdensburg Public Library book sale to begin May 1

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The Ogdensburg Public Library Spring Book Sale will begin on May 1 with doors opening at 5 p.m.

The sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2 and 3 with a Bag Sale scheduled for May 10.

Hardcover books will be $3 on May 1 evening with soft cover books $.75 (purchases half off for Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library). On May 2 hard covers will be $2, and paperbacks $.50. And on May 3 prices will be $1 for hard covers, and $.25 for soft. There will also be a limited supply of vinyl records, DVD’s, videotapes, and puzzles.

The Bag Sale will be held May 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pay $2 for a paper bag and fill it with your choice of items.

This year, the library will also have some special items on sale.

Books culled from the Mahoney Engineering Collection, as well as other rare and collectable books, will be for sale at a separate table, individually priced.

Also, several attractive hunting and fishing poster reproductions, matted, framed, and donated by Bob Bowman, will be for sale.

The library still has copies of the Just Desserts cookbook, compiled by staff and volunteers. It makes a great Mother’s (or Father’s) Day present, or a good graduation or wedding gift. A Mother’s Day raffle prize basket will be available - buy a cookbook and get 5 chances for the raffle.

The library continues to accept book donations until the day before the sale.

Friends Fall and Spring Book Sales and the fall Silent Auction are the major fundraising events of the year. Proceeds are spent on library programs and materials. In these times of tight funding, the library especially need and appreciates your support.

A major goal this year is to replace computers. Some operate on Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft, and all see heavy use.

The library also seeks new members of the Friends of Ogdensburg Public Library. Please visit their sale, enjoy the great selection and bargains, and support the worthy cause.

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