Find your next read at library's book sale July 15-16

Looking for a new read? Book lovers will find thousands of bargain books, almost new, for all ages; hundreds of CDs and DVDs; teen and kids' books, games and puzzles; comic books; video games and vinyl at the Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library Book Sale.

The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the library, 10 S. Emerson St., in Mount Prospect.

The public can peruse these treasures in three areas: Meeting Room A will have individually priced "better books," teen and kids items, CDs and DVDs; the lower level Friends Room will be full of hardcover books, including mysteries, novels, health, travel, biographies, for $1 each and softcover books for 50 cents each; and, in the lower level garage, there will be paperbacks and audiovisual materials for 25 cents each.

Other miscellaneous items can also be found for sale in the garage.

"It will be fabulous. The July book sale is a mecca of books and entertainment sure to grab the attention of everyone, every age," said Pat Klawitter, president of Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library. "People will be pleased at the selection we have prepared for everyone to peruse.

"What makes the sale so unique is it is made up mainly of donated books, music and movies from the community, our neighbors," said Klawitter. "The donations are in great shape, some not even used, and many you can tell were books kept from long ago someone may have found while going through their home or a relative's home. They are all special."

Not only will shoppers find terrific books, but they will also be helping the community. All proceeds from the Friends, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, support library programs, services and staff initiatives that would not be available without the Friends. Since it began 41 years ago, the Friends has raised more than $838,600 for the library.

The Friends welcome new volunteers. For information on how to join, visit

"We encourage everyone to come out to the book sale," Klawitter said. "Our last sale in April was a major success thanks to the community and our volunteers. The books went fast, and we had a line waiting to get in that first day. Plus, many folks came back the next day to shop again. We look forward to seeing everyone and helping them find a great summer read."

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