Monday October 5, 2015 11:40 AM
If you're looking to donate some old books and stock up on new ones, stop by the Mary E. Babcock Library sixth annual book sale on Oct. 8-10.
The Friends of the Library group is currently accepting donations of gently used books in good condition, until Oct. 2 at the library, 320 N. Main St. in Johnstown.
"In my mind, it's a good way for people to clean out their book shelves, buy more books and help out the local library," said Charlotte Reichert, organizer of the book sale and a member of Friends of the Library.
She said there is a great mix of books at the sale such as fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, history, sports, classics, travel and more.
"We really appreciate all the community has done for us," Reichert said. "They always surprise us with the large number of books donated each year."
The Friends of the Library volunteer group is responsible for maintenance and upkeep projects as well as fundraising.
In previous years, the book sale has raised more than $1,000 and the Friends of the Library were able to buy new furniture for the library director's office and organize a special event for the end of summer reading program.
More than 250 people came to the "Babcock Bash" which featured a magician, balloon artist, face-painter, petting zoo and root beer floats.
At the book sale, paperbacks will be 50 cents, hardcover books $1 and select hardcover books will cost a little more than $1.
The books not sold during the weekend sale, will be available for a donation.