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Spring Book Sale Returns to the Cook Memorial Public Library District on April 13

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Gabriella Pantle

The Friends of the Cook Memorial Public Library District are pleased to announce the return of their spring book sale! It will be held at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills and begins on Friday, April 13, with a free Preview Sale from 6 -- 9PM for Friends' members only. Non-members can join at the door for $5. The sale will continue on Saturday, April 14 from 9AM -- 4PM with free admission, and Sunday, April 15 from 1 -- 4PM with free admission and a reduced bag sale.

The sale includes thousands of books at affordable prices in a variety of genre's for children and adults including some high quality, special collection books. More than 50% of the books being sold are community donated books with the remainder having been weeded from the library's collection of older and/or less popular books. All proceeds will go towards the Friends' of the Library. "With the generosity of book donors and the efforts of the Friends members and volunteers, our plan is to bring back regular book sales to our communities," said Darcy Dawson, Chair of the Friends Book Sale Committee.

Donations in good condition are accepted year round at both the Cook Park and Aspen Drive libraries. Remember that your donations keep our book sales successful! The Friends of the Cook Memorial Public Library District is a volunteer, non-profit organization of people in the community who believe that a dynamic, exciting library is crucial to the education, well-being and success of the community and its residents. For more information on the book sale, call (847) 362-2330 or to find out more about becoming a Friends member, contact Darcy at