Library’s Used Book Shop sale June 30

The Friends of Rockford Public Library hosts Independence Day Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Friends of Rockford Public Library, founded in 1976 to support the Rockford Public Library, will host a special Independence Day Book Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 30 in their Used Book Shop at the Main Library downtown, 215 N. Wyman St. The sale will feature the shop’s famous 25-cent books, free candy for kids, and Independence Day trivia contest with prizes and 20 percent off all American history books.

“The Friends are known for our used book sales, and all the proceeds go back to support Rockford Public Library’s programs and initiatives,” said Debbie Hintzsche, board president of the Friends of RPL. “Over the past 30 years, we have given the library funds for everything from software to landscaping, furniture, programs and shelving. Plus, we find good homes for great books. Everyone wins.”

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 987-6609.

From the June 28-July 4, 2006, issue

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