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Business and the Economy

Friends of Library Nets Record From Annual Book Sale

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The Springfield-Greene County Library District is the beneficiary of over $147,000 in earnings from The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale.

The figure marks the best sales figures in the event’s history. The biannual sale runs one week and has been around since 1987.

Kathleen O’Dell is the Library District’s community relations director.

“The friends dole that money out to the library districts in the form of grants and so this new money will help pay for part of the $200,000 pledge that the friends have made for the Renew Brentwood renovations campaign,” said O’Dell.

Officials have been seeking funds to renovate The Brentwood Branch Library for about two years, and this past weekend’s sales has brought the campaign closer to reaching its goal. O’Dell explained that money will also go toward funding other library programs like author events, free concerts and the children’s Summer Reading Program.

“All of the people all across the region and across several states who came to the sale to help raise the money we really appreciate all the people who shopped,” O’Dell said.

The Friends of the Library’s next sale will take place in the spring.