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Friends Set Book Sale

The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will host their 60th anniversary annual used book sale on Monday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale will take place at the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Center, 931 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.

More than 250,000 books and more than 7,000 vinyl records, as well as sheet music, audiobooks, and DVDs, will be available for purchase. Individually priced books including collectible and current fiction and nonfiction will also be available. May 20 will be half-price day. Payments by credit card will be accepted.

Also, the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will offer other special 60th anniversary activities, including the chance to spin a prize wheel. Information will be available about membership and opportunities to volunteer with the Friends. Free parking and a snack bar will be offered.

Longtime library volunteer Pat Ditzler is the current book sale chair. For more information, readers may visit http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/booksales or contact Ditzler at 201-7501 or redrosebooks@aol.com. All proceeds will directly benefit Lancaster Public Library.

Sixty years ago, the first Friends of Lancaster Public Library book sale raised $154. The Friends now hold several book sales each year and operate two bookstores; the sales and stores that raise a total of more than $200,000.

The Marshall Street Book Shop is located at 225 N. Marshall St., which is also the location for donation processing, and the Juliana Bookstore is located on the first floor of Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St.

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