2017 Lincoln Balloon Festival
August 25th thru 27th

There’s nothing like a bag full of prized books for only $1

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[August 28, 2017]  The Lincoln Public Library Buck-a-Bag Book Sale is the oldest continuous activity in Lincoln during Balloon Fest weekend. It has been a mainstay of the festive activities in Lincoln since 1992. There has not been a year since then without the wildly popular book sale.

“We are happy to be back during balloon fest weekend and are hoping for a successful weekend,” said Library Director Richard Sumrall. The book sale ran on Saturday and Sunday.

The books that pack the basement of the Lincoln Public Library are ones that have not been checked out in years, damaged books, and ones that have had a newer edition published. “Some of the most popular books are children’s books, large print editions, and cookbooks. Many of the books have been donated to the library by our patrons,” said Richard Sumrall.

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When asked about the popularity of the Buck-a-Bag Sale, Sumrall said that it has been a much anticipated event from the beginning. Each person is issued a grocery bag courtesy of Lincoln IGA for one dollar and then they can stuff as many books in the bag as possible. “Lincoln IGA has been helping with the sale from the earliest days,” said Sumrall.

The money from the book sale is used to buy new books. “We trade books for books,” laughed Richard Sumrall.

[Curtis Fox]

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