The joy of reading: Sidewalk sale benefits library

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The sidewalk book sale at the Demopolis Public Library offering books at 50 cents each, will be ending around noon today.

“We were going to give the books to the storm victims, but they got a grant,” Connie Lawson, head circulation librarian at Demopolis Public Library, said. “We don’t mind helping anybody with anything.”

The Library’s sidewalk book sale also included the sale of a number of things such as audio and video items.

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“It’s been going well,” Lindsy Gardner, director of Demopolis Public Library, said. “We also have a lot of old artwork to sell.”

A bargain book sale is not the only thing happening at the Demopolis Public Library.

“Once Upon a Time,” the 2006 summer reading program theme at the library will begin next Saturday, June 1, and will continue until July 13.

The “prize patrol” will be awarding a variety of gifts including free books and gift certificates.

If there are children that would like to be a part of the summer reading program and are not yet able to read, they can participate by keeping track of the number of books they are having read to them.

Registration for the “Once Upon a Time” reading program will begin next Tuesday.

All children that are interested in the reading program are encouraged to participate.

However, space is limited for children in the preschool and Grades K-3 program, and registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

The program’s participants will keep track of their progress in the program, by signing a reading log with their name and the title of the book they have finished reading at the library.

The 2006 summer reading program “One Upon a Time,” is sponsored by Colony Office Products, Domino’s Pizza, Friends of the Library and Wal-Mart.