Annual book sale gives huge boost to Eugene Public Library

The Friends of the Eugene Library largest book sale of the years raised $80,000 Sunday, April 9, 2017. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Public Library is now more than $80,000 richer thanks to local book lovers.

Members of the Friends of the Eugene Library held their biggest fundraiser of the year Sunday – a giant book sale.

The 39th annual book sale raises money for programs at the library.

Sunday, shoppers bought thousands of donated and discarded books from the library.

This year, the book sale had more discards than usual because the library was able to renew its book collection.

“We've been able every year in recent years to give $100,000 to the library. So we're very proud of our record and hope we can keep it up,” said Nancy Purtil, book sale chair.

Leftover books from the sale will go to St. Vincent de Paul.

Throughout the year, Friends of the Eugene Library holds three mini book sales at the library.

There’s one in the fall, another in the winter and the next one is in the summer.

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