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 Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale April 28-May 2

The big Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is coming April 28-May 2, with a preview sale April 27 for Friends members and pay-at-the-door shoppers.  

 The sale returns to the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave., and features thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, puzzles and games.

Hours are:

 Sale veterans know the excitement begins a day earlier with the Friends Night Preview Sale from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Friends members admitted free. Non-members can pay $5 at the door and join the Friends any time that night. Or, join the Friends now by visiting thelibrary.org/friends, call Sarah Hitesman at 417-888-3077, or pick up a membership form at any library branch.

 Adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisuals are $1 or less; Better Books are priced $2 and up, in all genres imaginable. The Friends accept cash or check only; an ATM is onsite.

 As in most years, the sale holds some unusual treasures.

A silent auction from 5 p.m. Friends’ Night through 6 p.m. Friday will feature these finds:

Other unique specials include:

Proceeds from the Friends’ spring and fall book sales benefit the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

The Friends will observe all Springfield-Greene County Health Department and city requirements in effect regarding masking and social distancing that are in effect at the time of the sale.


Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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