Friends of the Library book sale underway

Posted at 10:49 PM on Jan 8, 2019



The Friends of the Library Book Sale is underway at the Iredell County Public Library and is set to continue throughout the year during library hours.

Whether you’re looking for a good read or interested in finding a hobby, the sale contains a variety of fiction, non-fiction and reference materials, including a ton of adult fiction and cookbooks.

“We have new hardcover copies of books from popular authors such as John Sanford and Catherine Coulter,” said Jenny Levins, the library’s community engagement and program development coordinator.

Levins said she also spotted a brand-new copy of Anne Rivers Siddons' newest title, “The Girls of August.”

Additionally, there’s a cart full of juvenile chapter books, including favorites such as “The Borrowers” and “Babysitters Club.”

With plenty of paperbacks, hardbacks, CDs and DVDs, organizers say that there’s something for everyone in the community. Paperback books are $.50 each. Hardback books and DVDs/CDs are $1 each. Boxes are available in the sale area and can be filled for $5.

Materials are donated by the Friends of the Library and patrons of the library, so not all types of items will always be available. Signs are posted in the library to indicate books for sale.

Proceeds from the sale help the Friends of the Library assist the library and staff with the daily needs of serving the community.

It could be small contributions, such as, refreshments for the Wednesday Lunch and Learn programs to much larger projects such as the Children’s Summer Reading program.


The library is holding an online contest for a chance to fill up an entire box of books for free. To enter, visit the library’s Facebook page at

First, like their page, then share their post about the book sale and then comment on which book
you’re planning to finish by the end of 2019. The contest will run until Friday, Jan. 11. Five winners will be selected.

The Iredell County Public Library is located at 201 North Tradd Street, Statesville. Visit for more information.

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