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Used book sale this weekend
Proceeds benefit local library programs
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Forsyth County News

If you're going

• What:
FCPL Friends & Advocates book sale

• When: Friday (members only) 2 to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday

• Where: Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Hwy.

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This weekend's book sale is the first of three the Forsyth County Public Library Friends & Advocates has planned for the year.

Due to the high volume of donations, spokeswoman Paula Glover said the nonprofit group decided to hold more than two of the events.

"The community has really responded to the new donation process, in which you can schedule your pickup online," Glover said. "It seems like that is just so much easier for the patrons because donations are just pouring in."

The group's fall sale featured more than 10,000 materials for sale, which Glover said may have been a bit too much.

"We had so many more materials, it was hard for our patrons to shop," she said. "Boxes were stacked five deep and then a couple deep on the table."

About 7,500 items will be available this weekend. The selection includes a variety of reading materials, as well as CDs and DVDs. Prices start at 50 cents.

The public can shop Saturday and Sunday, while members can enjoy a preview sale Friday.

Anyone can become a member at the door, Glover said, at $10 per person or $15 per family for a year.

She said the proceeds from the sale go toward programming for the local public library system.

Some recent contributions funded a musical performance on Valentine's Day, adult book club discussions, summer reading incentives for youth and an online foreign language program.