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Central Library Book Sale: January 12-14, 2023

Massanutten Regional Library is ready to sell thousands of gently used books at a book sale event January 12-14, 2023, at the Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg at 174 S. Main Street. Hours are as follows:

Thursday, January 12, 2023:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, January 13, 2023:       12 Noon – 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 14, 2023:   12 Noon – 3 p.m.

Adult hard and softcover titles are $1.00 each and children’s books are just $.25 apiece. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

The library system regularly receives donated books from patrons and what can’t be used in MRL’s collection are reserved for community book sales as part of the nonprofit’s annual fundraising efforts. Proceeds from MRL book sales are returned directly to the operating budget to offset library expenses and ultimately benefit the nearly 160,000 residents MRL serves.

“Although MRL receives funding from the Commonwealth and from the localities which we serve, we still need to raise over $200,000 in additional funds to make up a funding deficit, so that we can continue to provide excellent and relevant services and materials to our entire service area,” stated Mary Golden Hughes, MRL’s Director of Advancement. “With over 10,000 great titles for all ages and interests, there’s literally something at our sale for every book lover, particularly for adult fiction and nonfiction titles. MRL book sales are an important part of our nonprofit fundraising efforts and we are grateful for all who donate books, buy books at our sales, or who make MRL a priority in their annual charitable giving. We look forward to welcoming many shoppers to a great sale next week!”

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