By Joe King, [email protected]

Library book saleAlthough the sale will be held at the King Family Library in Sevierville, a portion of the proceeds from an upcoming book sale will go to the Seymour Branch Library.

“The money we raise from the sale will go into the building fund for the library expansion,” said Friends of the Seymour Library President Colleen Shannon. “It will be our primary source of fund raising other than direct donations.”

Shannon added that the total raised at the book sale will be split three ways between the Seymour, Kodak, and King Family Branches.

Last year the money raised from the book sale was used to purchase a $1,500 set of geography books and the year before for a set a blinds for $3,000. Shannon said she hopes the sale will raise a total of $7,500, meaning $2,500 for the Seymour portion.

“We expect this to be a large sale because the library wants us to get all of the books out to make it easier for the transition of the third floor renovation at King Family Library,” Shannon said.

To encourage greater participation the sale will feature double bargains with most books selling for $1 or less. Other deals will include an area reserved for books at 25 cents or less, an expert will be on hand to help with vintage book sales, and on the final day of the sale a special deal will be offered to shoppers who can fill a provided bag with any books they choose for $5.

“Storage space for our used books has reached capacity, and we must reduce our inventory,” said Marti Agler, co-chair for the sale. “This makes the sale a great time to stock up on books for summer reading.”

The sale will be held April 1 through 5 at King Family Library. In addition to gently used books, some signed by authors, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, vinyl records, and magazines will also be sold.

A special preview day will also be held from noon to 6 p.m. April 1, open only to Friends of the Library members. Memberships are available for a small fee at the door. Sevier County teachers and homeschoolers may also purchase goods that day. They are asked to bring an ID with them.

The books for sale are donated to the three libraries by readers or culled from the library shelves.

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