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PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDThe Friends of the Emmaus Public Library host the 18th annual used books sale at Lower Macungie Middle School recently. ABOVE: Book enthusiasts search for a good read at the annual sale. PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDThe Friends of the Emmaus Public Library host the 18th annual used books sale at Lower Macungie Middle School recently. ABOVE: Book enthusiasts search for a good read at the annual sale.
Charles Marsh looks for a good story or two among the general fiction books. The sale features a wide variety of books as well as other media such as DVDs and CDs. Charles Marsh looks for a good story or two among the general fiction books. The sale features a wide variety of books as well as other media such as DVDs and CDs.
Logan Marino takes a peek into a page-turner. Logan Marino takes a peek into a page-turner.
Maxwell Fetters test drives a good story. Maxwell Fetters test drives a good story.

Annual books sale raises more than $11,000

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.

The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.

Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.

Members of the Lower Macungie Middle School Honor Society did an outstanding job helping to set up the sale and break it down the following day.

Organizers also are grateful to members of the custodial staff at Lower Macungie Middle School who are so very helpful and patient throughout the sale.

The sale is made even more successful due to The Nutrition Group, the food service provider for the East Penn School District. The Nutrition Group hosts a nutrition, health and safety fair during book sale hours.

A number of new volunteers helped with this year’s sale.

Carolee Baker and Ruth Ehrig work almost year-round reviewing and sorting book donations and arranging the books by category.