Submitted by Friends of the Pickens Library – Perhaps we can’t say that we have “books a million” donated to this year’s Friends of the Pickens Library annual Used Book Sale, but we can guarantee that it will be our largest offering ever.
First, a most sincere thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who have so generously donated books of all descriptions to this week’s sale being held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (September 9-11). For the past several weeks volunteers transferred truckloads of books to the two large community rooms at the Chattahoochee Technical School, where they were unpacked and sorted. We have books covering a myriad of nonfiction topics, along with rows upon rows of hardback and paperback fiction with popular authors having their own sections.
This year we have received a remarkable number of books for children and youth of all ages; many in pristine condition. If you are an educator, a parent, a student, or a friend, here’s an excellent opportunity to stock up on books at super affordable prices starting at $.50 to a dollar. Included in this array are also a number of popular book series.
Many of us can testify that books have the power to change lives in dramatic ways. My friend and fellow FOPL member, Brenda Wynn, likes to think of a book as “fertilizer for the soul.” Sometime I’ll be happy to tell you how a book read in 6th grade lead to a college choice (Agnes Scott) and the meeting of my soulmate (Stan Adams). This weekend you may just find a book to change or enrich your life. At the very least we hope that you’ll enjoy looking over our vast quantity of book offerings and know that your purchase will help to enrich our own local library.