Book Sale for Library Raises Over $19,000
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The used book sale over the weekend raised $19,122 to help the McCracken County Public Library.

According to Friends of McCracken County Library President Paula Franklin, this year's total isn't quite a record, but it's, "above average, and we're just thrilled with that."

The record of $20,000 was set several years ago, she said.

Franklin said she believes more of what she called, "special books," were sold this year to reach the higher total. They include first editions or books that cover local history, and are typically a little more expensive. 

During the sale on Friday and Saturday, most books, DVDs and audio books were only $1,while pocketbook paperbacks, music CDs and children's books were just fifty cents each. 

Proceeds benefit the library’s collection development and services. Over the last twenty-six years, money has been used to improve information access by adding new technology, and has enhanced the library’s summer reading programs.

Last year, $14,000 was donated to the library from the summer book sale. 

Published 08:16 PM, Wednesday Feb. 06, 2019
Updated 06:45 PM, Wednesday Feb. 06, 2019

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