PLYMOUTH — After a 10-year absence, the book sale at the Plymouth Public Library returned with a bang.
The three-day event kicked off last Friday with hardback books selling for 50 cents and paperback books selling for 25 cents.
By the end of day Friday, the library had already made $1,000. According to Library Director Susie Reinholt, this was the first book sale since the library expanded just over 10 years ago with the purchase of property formerly owned by the Pilot News.
The books used in the book sale came from a combination of different sources. Many books featured in the sale had been donated by members of the community but the majority were books already held at the library. Some of the books were pulled out of circulation by the library because they had not been checked out enough or newer versions of the books had already been ordered and put into circulation.
When asked if the success of this year’s event might lead the library to make this book sale an annual event, Reinholt emphatically stated, “Definitely.”
The library would like to encourage everyone in the community to read “The Great Gatsby” and participate in the series of events surrounding the “One Book, One Town” theme for the new year. Pick up a pamphlet at the front desk of the library for more information about the exciting events the library has planned for this theme, culminating in a community-wide book discussion.