Special to the
Opelika Observer

Hoping to surpass the record-setting book sale held last September, The Friends of the Auburn Public Library are gearing up for their semi-annual used book sale March 14, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dean Road Recreation Center in Auburn.
Last year’s sale drew $3,888, and each year, the sale grows larger. Libby Anderson, president of the Friends, said, “We hope to surpass the record this spring with the wonderful collection of used books and even a great collection of vinyl records that have been donated.”
Cory Unruh, treasurer of the Friends, is a frequent library patron. “The best day of the week is library day,” Unruh said, “and I want to give back as much as I can because the library has given me so much.”
The Friends helped fund the children’s summer reading program last year, which enrolled nearly 700 children. During that time, children read more than 10,000 books, and the Friends would love to see this program continue to grow.
The summer reading program is one of the many events made possible through the financial support of the Friends of the Auburn Public Library. “At the heart of any great community is a great library, and we – the library staff and the Friends – do our part to make Auburn a great place to live, work and learn,” said library director Chris Warren.
The Friends is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes literacy and library programming for all ages and interests. Volunteers meet to plan the book sales and vote on fund allocations to support the library mission.
To find out more about the upcoming book sale, or about volunteering with the Friends, contact Anderson at 334-219-0998 or email libraryfriendsapl@gmail.com.