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What are Friends of the Abilene Public Library (FAPL)? First off the "friends" are volunteers who enjoy reading and helping the Abilene Public Library. More so than ever before the Library is needing volunteers to assist with this year's annual "Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale."

Friends of the Abilene Public Library get into the Sneak-A-Peek Book Sale

A friend donates with their time, and or by making a monetary contribution. In addition, a friend can also be a Big Country business. Friends are needed before during and after the annual book sale, and friends get to attend the "Sneak-A-Peek" pre-book sale. Although, friends are needed all year long to assist the Abilene Library staff.

The FAPL is focused on achieving its goal of getting an all-new main public library in the new historic Abilene Heritage Square. This sale adds to their goal they pledged $500,000. This is not just about a book sale, it's about giving Abilene a new spacious Abilene Public Library.

You can become a member of the FAPL by volunteering, and that can be done all year round. Simply, read and fill out the "Membership Form" and mail it in, in care of the Friends of the Library or drop it off at 202 Cedar Street in downtown Abilene with your donation.

Photo by: Kathy Curtis FOL
Photo by: Kathy Curtis FOL
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If you'd like to attend the book sale this year, it's Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 North 6th Street. The hours are Thursday 5 pm till 8 pm, Friday 10 am till 7 pm, Saturday 10 am till 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm until 4 pm.

Mary K. Huff, the President of the Friends of the Abilene Public Library says "we are excited to host our annual book sale this year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone come shopping for their favorite books, recordings and help support the Friends of the Abilene Public Library. The best part is that 95% of the books are donated and we have a great selection to choose from.

Source: FAPL Press Release

Photo by: Kathy Curtis FOL
Photo by: Kathy Curtis FOL
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Thursday, June 16th is the Sneak-A-Peek sale, and Sunday, June 19th is the Bag-O-Books clearance sale. This sale also includes CDs (aka compact discs), vinyl albums, VHS movies, DVDs, and more.

The Abilene Public Library benefits from the sale as the Friends Members aim to improve our Abilene Library. Become a member it's only $15 for a single membership, $25 for a family membership, and $50 for a Caring Friend. Additionally, business memberships are available online or at the library.

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To become a member online check the Friends of the Abilene Public Library website. As for the Abilene Library itself, check out its website and the library's Facebook page.

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