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04/30/05 - Lufkin

Kurth Memorial Library Book Sale

by Chris Cato

While the City of Lufkin pays for the facility, it's up to the Kurth Memorial Library has to find a way to pay for everything else. That's where their annual Friends of the Library Book Sale comes in.

Donors from all over the county brought in books for silent auction and to sell in their yearly book sale. Saturday was the last day to visit the sale but organizers say it's already been a record breaking year.

Tamara Walters, an organizer of the book sale, said, "probably more than double what we normally make in paperback sales this year which is incredible for us, and magazines. And that's again due to the fact that we have the wonderful people here in Angelina County who donate them and then come buy them."

Grants and private donations help out the library budget but they still have to raise about $60,000 a year. The book sale accounts for about $20,000.

Organizers of the book sale say they already surpassed last year's numbers by Friday night. That means anything purchased Saturday just puts them even further over the mark.

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