VIDEO: Library holds annual book sale

By Megan Murphy

Copy Editor

The Friends of the Lee Library hosted their annual fundraising book sale from April 11-13 in the Wright Conference Center in Farber Hall. The books were donated by the general public to the Friends of the Library to assist in raising money for the group.

“The Friends of the Library is a group of community members including faculty and staff at Crowder College that meet and support the library,” said Robin Wolven, access librarian.

There will be another Friends of the Library group starting in fall 2017 for current Crowder students. A small admission fee will be asked, but students can discuss that with the librarians, according to Wolven.

Students and community members alike came to the book sale to find books at low prices as well as to show their support for the library. A variety of books were available for purchase, from historical fiction and romance novels to cookbooks and reference works. There was also a selection of children’s books at the sale.

“I work at the YMCA in Carthage and Diamond Elementary at their after-school program, so I [was] looking for children’s books and they had quite a lot this year,” said Asia Spencer, a nursing student at Crowder.

In previous years, the proceeds from the sale have gone towards new technology and pocket constitutions for the library. Last year, the mural in the library lobby was purchased with the funds.

“[It’s nice] to get the books at a good price [while] knowing that you’re helping the Friends of the Library,” said Spencer.

For more information about the Friends of the Library, contact the Lee Library at 417-455-5606.