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Friends of the Library Book Sale Breaks Record with $205,639.70

The Friends of the Library broke a record with the spring book sale that ended Sunday, April 30, with $205,639.70 in sales of used books, CDs, DVDs and more.

Sale kicked off with a record-breaking four-hour Friends Night Preview Sale on Tuesday, April 25, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex, bringing in $57,597. That day, shoppers began lining up at the door at 11:30 a.m. for the 4 p.m. opening.

 Sales through the week continued with record-breaking totals nearly every day, prompting a Friends board member to text to members, “Hang onto your phones and adjust your reading glasses because you are not going to believe the numbers…”

The Friends posted on their Facebook page at the end of the sale Sunday, April 30: “A VERY big Thank You to all who volunteered at our FOL Spring Book Sale and ALL who purchased books, etc. We broke a record we never imagined possible thanks to all of you. We made $205,639.70 – from which our libraries and community will benefit.”

            With the spring sale over, the public can donate books and other items to any Springfield-Greene County Library branch, and the Friends volunteers will begin sorting, pricing and packing items for the fall book sale Sept. 13-17.



Vickie Hicks is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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