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Friends of Libraries sponsors used gift-book sale

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Friends of the Los Altos Libraries has scheduled a gift-book sale this weekend at Hillview Community Center.

Friends of the Los Altos Libraries has scheduled a Used Gift Book Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

Used books in gift-quality condition will be available for purchase.

Purchases will be cash only, and proceeds benefit Los Altos Library programs.

• 6:30-9 p.m. Friday – Open only to members of Friends of the Los Altos Libraries. There will be people at the door with membership lists and extra tickets to distribute to members.

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – Open to the general public.

• Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday – Open to the general public. Books will be sold by the bag.

Friends of the Los Altos Libraries marked the 50th anniversary of its first book sale this year. The non-profit group has donated more than $2 million to the libraries since its inception.

Funds donated by Friends of the Los Altos Libraries have allowed the purchase of furniture and equipment for the libraries, including bookcases and the computerized circulation system for the Woodland Branch, automated equipment and the electronic bulletin board for the main library and furniture for both locations.

Annual book sales offer an average of 30,000 books, hardcover and paperback, as well as a variety of audiovisual materials, games and puzzles to the public at reduced prices. Virtually all the books that remain at the end of the sales are donated to other charities.

Friends of the Los Altos Libraries also operates the cafe in the main library lobby, the ongoing sale of books in the main and Woodland Branch libraries and an active online sale of books.

To donate books, deposit them in the Donations Room in the main library lobby. Receipts are available at the checkout desk.

For more information, visit www.santaclaracountylib.org/losaltos/ or call 948-7683.

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