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Book sale raises close to $2,000

Amy and Adam Tervola-Holtberg peruse the book selection during the NY Mills Public Library's annual used book sale held July 29-30 at City Hall.

New York Mills Public Library's annual used book sale held last week was another successful fundraiser. Library director Julie Adams reports the book sale, which was held July 29-30 in the City Hall Ballroom, raised $1,967.

This event is held each summer and has proved to be a successful library fundraiser since it began in 1988, when the sale raised $100. Twenty-one years later and the book sale raised close to $2,000. The sale first reached the $1,000 mark in 1998 and the only year to top $2,000 was 2007 when the library raised $2,038. The sale raised $1,864 last year.

The book sale will be held again next year, with the dates to be determined later. The library does take donations throughout the year. Anyone with books, DVDs, books-on-CD, etc. to be donated may do so by dropping the items off at the library during regular open hours.

Library staff and volunteers look through the donations to see what can be added to the regular collection before anything is put into storage for the next book sale. The library cannot accept damaged items or magazines.