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Friends Host Used Book Sale, Opening of Tech Bar, April 19-21

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  • Hundreds of used books will be for sale at the Friends Book Sale

      Hundreds of used books will be for sale at the Friends Book Sale
    Urszula Gorzkowski

 
Indina Trails Library District

The Friends of the Indian Trails Library will hold their spring used book sale, April 19-21 at the Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling. The sale will offer used adult and children books, as well as large prints donated by 3eCommunications of Arlington Heights. The unframed prints will sell from 50 cents to one dollar and feature Chicago sporting venues and landmarks. Book bags will also be for sale and the Friends will debut their newest bag -- a sturdy, recyclable, waterproof bag with a front pocket that is suitable for many uses

Hours for the sale will be 5-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 19. Admission for Friday is free for Friends' members or $3 at the door, which is applicable to a 2013 membership. The sale will be open 9 a.m.-4:30 pm., Saturday, April 20, and noon-3 p.m., Sunday, April 21. Admission for Saturday and Sunday are free and a $3 bag sale will be held on Sunday.

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On Saturday, April 20, the Tech Bar, an area where library patrons can try out various e-readers and tablets, will hold its grand opening. Funded by the Friends of the Library, the Tech Bar features a Nook Simple Touch, Nook HD, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Google Nexus, and Ipad. In addition to trying out these items, visitors can also get one-on-one help with their own e-readers and tablets. A drawing for a free Kindle Touch will be held at 3 p.m. for anyone who stops by the Tech Bar, Saturday, April 20, and enters their name. Winner need not be present to win. Refreshments will be served during the event.

"We were able to support the funding of the Tech Bar through our used books sales and ongoing book sale room," said Sue Hart, president of the Friends. "We encourage everyone to visit our sale and pick up some great reads at bargain prices. All money raised goes directly to supporting ongoing library needs."

The Friends of the Library is an independent organization whose members raise money to support the Indian Trails Library District. Membership is open to anyone. If interested in volunteering with the Friends, call Susan Dennison, 847-279-2222.

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The Indian Trails Library District serves 67,000 residents in the Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights, and Northbrook communities by providing programs, services, and resources that enrich and engage the community.

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