Friends of Rockford Public Library host ‘Spooky Halloween Sale’

The Friends of Rockford Public Library will host a special “Spooky Halloween Sale” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in their Used Book Shop at the Main Library downtown, 215 N. Wyman St. The sale features candy for trick-or-treaters, a large collection of mystery and horror books and fiction books on sale for just 50 cents for hardbacks and 5 per $1 for paperbacks.

As a special treat, customers may enter a prize drawing to win a free pumpkin each hour (five total).

“The shop will be decorated, and our volunteers will be in costume, so we hope you’ll come out to find the perfect spooky story to add to your collection,” said Annette Smith, Book Shop manager and Friends board member.

The Friends have given the library more than $400,000 since their foundation in 1976. Most of the books sold in the Used Book Sales are either titles weeded from the library’s collection or donated to the group. The Friends, a dedicated group of volunteers from the community, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. For more information about becoming a Friend of Rockford Public Library or for volunteer opportunities, call Emily Kicklighter, Community

Relations officer at Rockford Public Library, at (815) 987-6609.

From the Oct. 25-31, 2006, issue

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