Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: February 5, 2013
The 34th annual Friends of the Library Booksale will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall (formerly the Made in Oklahoma Building). Admission is free.
On Friday, February 22, there will be a pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby the day of the pre-sale party from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m. Annual dues are $10 for individual or family memberships (4 tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 tickets).
“Booksale,” said event co-coordinator Joe McReynolds, “will offer more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, biographies, medical, westerns, romance, children’s, encyclopedias and reference books, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. All books are offered at rock-bottom prices.”
McReynolds pointed out that in the General Section hardbacks are one dollar and paperbacks and magazines are fifty cents each. In Collectors’ Choice books are individually priced, most less than five dollars.
“Proceeds from Booksale,” co-coordinator Larry Willrath added, “are used to purchase items not covered by the Metropolitan Library System’s budget. In the past, Friends have granted funds for such things as special programming, equipment and many other needs. Over the years, the Friends have given more than $3.1 million in grants to the Metropolitan Library System.”
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.