Book sale benefits Roseville's public libraries

The used book sale takes place this weekend
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Customers at the Friends of the Roseville Public Library’s semi-annual used book sale get more than just a good bargain. They get a chance to help support Roseville’s public libraries, which are hurting because of the city’s budget crisis. The city’s general fund budget this year doesn’t include funds for the purchase of books and materials. The library’s semi-annual sale acts as one of the major programs aimed at augmenting the budget. As in past years, money earned from the sale will be used for adult and children’s library programs and to purchase needed materials for all of Roseville’s public libraries. The 10,000 books on sale range in price from 25 cents for children’s books to $1 for hardbound books. Sets of books cost only $5. Children-only shopping will be held at the Kid’s Korner the first hour on Saturday morning. Hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles are available for young shoppers. A Book Boutique will feature a selection of coffee table and special sets of books priced between $3 and $10. This year’s collection will highlight a large selection of science fiction. The sale also features boxes of fiction, mystery, and books on history, science, health and wellness, biography, gardening and religion. Videos and books on tape will cost $1. All books will be half-priced on Sunday. The book sale takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Mahany Regional Park. The event is free. For more information, call (916) 783-3892 or e-mail ~ Sena Christian