For those looking to by a few used books at the semi-annual Friends of the Neosho/Newton County Library Book Sale, expect to have about double the number of titles in which to choose when the sale begins today.

For those looking to by a few used books at the semi-annual Friends of the Neosho/Newton County Library Book Sale, expect to have about double the number of titles in which to choose when the sale begins today.
About 2,000 books will be available for the sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 to 5 Friday and 9 to noon Saturday at the Neosho branch, 201 W. Spring St. That’s about double previous sales, according to Sharon K. Meredith of the library.
In fact, there are so many books for sale that a couple of rolling shelf carts that won’t fit in the sale room are in the main part of the library full of available titles.
With books selling for $1 each, sometimes less for paperbacks, that’s good news for the friends group, which usually raises about $1,000 during the sale but could top out at $2,000 by week’s end. Funds raised will go toward projects and activities.
The group is made up of community members interested in supporting the library financially and through volunteer efforts. Efforts began in earnest last week as patrons brought books to combine with hundreds removed from circulation at the library.
Helping sort and categorize the books Wednesday included Sharon Holcomb, Alice Daspit, Carolyn Finch and Dick Keezer.
The Genealogy Friends of the Library also will have a fundraiser with a bake sale of homemade items from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Neosho branch.