Calling someone a bibliophile might raise an eyebrow, but bibliophiles will be glad to hear that Prosper’s library is holding its annual book sale on Saturday, Oct. 24, says Librarian Leslie Scott.
“Bibliophile is a French word meaning lover of books,” she said. “It’s from the two Greek words biblion, which is books, and philos, which means love. But, whether you’re a bibliophile or just a person who likes to read, the annual book sale is the perfect opportunity to enhance the home library.”
Studies have shown that children growing up in homes that have a good supply of books to read often excel in school. The book sale is an opportunity for parents and guardians to raise the reading level at home, for the kids and for themselves.
The book sale, held at the Community Library, 700 N. Coleman St., opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Among the categories on sale are fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults, teens and children. Also available for purchase is a wide variety of DVDs.
Hardback books and DVDs are sale-priced at $1 each and paperback books are $.25 each.
“If an individual or organization wants to purchase large quantities, we can certainly entertain offers,” added Scott.
Also on that day, the library staff will be holding the fall holiday crafts and pumpkin painting event from 11 a.m. to noon. Fun with photo boards is also on the program.
“This is always such fun for the kids. They can make their jack-o-lanterns without the use of a sharp instrument, and the paints we use can be washed out of clothing pretty easily,” she added. Even so, a smock or large over shirt to catch wayward paint is recommended. And, commemorating the event with a silly photo can add to the excitement.
Cash and checks will be accepted at the book sale, and all sales are final.