“They’re a huge supporter for us and we love them”said Emma Guillory, Communications Specialist with the Lafayette Public Library.
Ever since the 1980’s boxes of books have been sold with a purpose.
“We have 560 boxes of books we sell by the inch” said Flossie Turner, Board Member with Friends of the Library, “We fill in where the library budget doesn’t go”
“The friends of the library are our greatest supporters so this book sale helps to pay for the performers we have for the summer reading program they help us publish our book talk news letter that comes out every two months.” said Guillory.
And since each library has opened it’s door.
“We’ve given money for children’s books because we want to promote literacy and it starts young.” said Turner.
Aside from making up for the libraries budget shortfall, Turner finds joy in people’s excitement for books.
“When they find a book that they’ve been looking for, we had one customer and he’s been coming for years and years and there was a book his great great great grandfather was in, and he found a second copy of the book. He was ecstatic.” said Turner.
Even thought the book sale happens twice a year.
“It’s really exciting for the library to see that people really love books and they want them in their house.”said Guillory.
“You get to see people twice a year, you might not know their name but you know they’re gonna come to the sale” said Turner.
Turner said if you do come out to the book sale remember it is cash and check only. The book sale goes until 2PM Saturday.