POSTED: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 9:45pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 9:48pm
Tyler, Tx — This Sunday was the last day to buy some of your favorite books at the Tyler Public Library's "Big Library Book Sale".
The event was held from Thursday until Sunday evening. While books were purchased at less than a dollar for the first three days of the event, on the fourth day visitors were able to purchase books in boxes and bags for an even better deal. A box of books went for five dollars, while a bag of books could be purchased at only two dollars.
Throughout the day there were people of all ages filling up their bags and boxes on the last day of the event. The book sale had everything from cookbooks to westerns, and the items were flying off the shelves. Books were not the only items up for sale, there were also audio books, textbooks, and videos as well.
KETK spoke with City Librarian Mary Vernau says it's out with the old, and in with the new, saying, "The books that we've weeded from our collection, that are no longer current enough to stay, and other are donations. We get wonderful donations from the Tyler community. This will add to our collection money and help us buy new things, new DVDs, new books, lots of new items."
While some of the books that are not sold will be resold at future events, many of the books will be donated to various non-profits, says Tyler Public Library volunteer Nick Sciarrini. "Other books will go to some of the local non-profits. They can either use them for their sales or for doctor's wives uses their money for scholarships, St. Paul gives them out to the kids when they come into the clinics and so forth. And Goodwill uses them in their functions so we kind of spread them around."
If you missed this weekend's event you can still purchase books at the library's "book nook" located on the first floor. Books available for purchase in the "book nook" are purchasable for no more than two dollars.
If you would like more information about the Tyler Public Library, please visit : http://library.cityoftyler.org/