The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library District took in $121,309.60 in sales of used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and games at its 2014 Spring Book Sale from April 29 - May 4 at Remington’s. That’s the fourth-highest sales level since the Friends began offering sales of donated materials in 1984.
The record was set during the fall 2012 sale, with $125,779.01 in items sold.
Proceeds from this and other semi-annual Friends sales benefit the 10 branches of the Library and the Mobile Library, providing books for preschoolers, author visits and music concerts, special program series and capital improvements. The Friends also funded the Mobile Library and pledged $300,000 toward the Brentwood Branch renovation.
About 400 Friends volunteers helped prepare and run the sale. People from all over the region and other states shopped at the spring sale. Many of the books were donated, and four sponsors -- Price Cutter, Krispy Kreme, Dominoes, and Missouri Neon Outdoor – helped with the fundraiser.
If you missed the sale, or didn't get everything you need, you can check out the Friends’ used book displays every day at the Between Friends Gift Shops at the Library Center and Library Station. The Friends' Fall Book Sale is Oct. 21-26.