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Morris library to hold used books and decorations sale

MORRIS – Unique books, Christmas decorations and 90-year-old record albums will be among the items on sale at the Morris Area Public Library’s Used Books and Holiday Decorations Sale.

The selection of used items are a result of donated books, out-of-circulation books and decorations the library is selling after cleaning out its closets, adult programming coordinator Sarah Fisher said.

“We have a wide assortment of materials,” she said. “We have a plethora of books, so I decided maybe it would be fun to have a giant book sale.”

The sale will be from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in the library auditorium at 604 Liberty St.

Many of the books are coming through the library’s weeding-out process, Fisher said. The library monitors how often books and other materials are checked out. Those books that fall below a popularity level are picked off the shelves and taken out of the system.

“Most libraries go through this,” Fisher said.

The library also accepts donations of books and other materials. Anyone wishing to donate for the sale must drop off the materials at the library before Oct. 17.

“We have donations coming in all the time from residents in the area,” Fisher said. “Sometimes those are duplicates or too damaged to put on the shelf.”

In addition to newer books, Fisher said some donors have cleaned out their family collections, leading to some old and unique books.

Someone even donated several record albums from the 1920s and ’30s.

Fisher said excess holiday decorations for every season also will be available.

The proceeds from the book sale will be split three ways between the children’s, teens and adult departments to be used for more programming.



WHAT: Morris Area Public Library Used Books and Holiday Decorations Sale

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24

WHERE: Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris

HOW TO GIVE: To donate items, drop them off at the library before Oct. 17. People with large donation amounts should call the library before dropping off at 815-942-6880.

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