Friends' annual used book sale this weekend
Two-weekend fundraiser to benefit Brookfield Public Library
The Friends of the Brookfield Public Library Used Book Sale is back with an estimated 10,000 books, movies and CDs for shoppers to choose from.
In its eighth year, the annual fundraiser benefits the Brookfield Public Library. The sale started last weekend and continues Friday through Sunday at the Brookfield Senior Center. There are three rooms filled with different genres of donated material, including adult and children's fiction hard cover and paperbacks, audio books, picture books, materials for beginning readers, a young adult table and nonfiction subjects including crafts, business, cookery, military, history and biographies.
Connie Jaremko has helped plan the sale for six years and said the sale takes hard work to prepare for. Between five and eight vans are used to bring materials to the senior center.
"About 35 tables are arranged with the books after they are unpacked from boxes before the sale starts at 5 p.m.," Jaremko said. "These volunteers are high school students, members or just ...Friends of the Library. It is a huge job, but many hands make the sale possible."
The payoff is tremendous for the Brookfield Public Library. Since 2004, money raised has gone toward book cases, aquarium maintenance, a donation of 15 laptops, children's puppet programs, a new sound system in the courtyard, new furniture, painting and much more.
"The list goes on and on," said Cathy Tuttrup, public services manager for the library. "We're really appreciative of the Friends of the Library and their hard work."
On August 18, teachers are invited to bring a box and load up on material needed for the classroom, free of charge, Jaremko said. Teachers should check in with volunteers at the sale and let them know where the donations are going.
If You Go
What: Friends of the Brookfield Public Library Used Book Sale
Where: Brookfield Senior Center, 2000 N. Calhoun Road
When: Aug. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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