DANVILLE—The Friends of the Library here held their Open Closet Book Sale on Saturday, selling a large variety of books as the library goes into a new cataloging system.
“We’re getting ready to go into a different system so we’re doing some weeding out so we could have room for more books coming in,” Cindy Rutledge, liaison with the Friends and employee in the adult department of the library said. “We’ve also had some donations coming in too; it’s been a combination of different things.”
The Danville Public Library has a book sale a few times a year, with all of the proceeds going back to the library for different programs.
“There’s nothing in our library budget for programming, so most of it comes from Friends or some other group,” Rutledge said. “We have programs for a variety of interests… we try to meet the needs of the population throughout Hendricks County.”
People from all over Hendricks County and beyond, come to these book sales.
“People come in for the book sales because they like to have something at home that they can use all the time… a lot of these people in here are regular library users,” Rutledge said.
“I think a lot of people are still old school; they like to have their book in their hand,” President of the Friends of the Library, Judy Browning said. “We also have some resellers that come in and go through the books.”
Miranda Baker and her daughter Addison live in Danville and come to the book sales because they love books and Addison attends some children’s programs.
“We love books; we look forward to this whenever they have one,” Baker said. “It’s a good cause; we like coming here because they put on all of the kids programs for her (Addison)… she goes to almost all of them.”