“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.