Libraries hold book sales, events

Jayne Durnin/Staff Writer

The Cedar Valley libraries have been up to more than just loaning books lately.

On March 6 and 7 the Waterloo Public Library hosted a Friends of the Library Used Book and Magazines Sale, as well as a comic book sale. The sale was from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:30 to 4:30 on Sunday.

The Waterloo library holds four used book and magazine sales a year. All the proceeds go back to the library to purchase equipment, furnishings and materials.

Book sale prices were two/$1 for hardbacks, two/50¢ for paperbacks and two/$1 for magazines. Also records, tapes and DVDs were two/$1. There was also a special section reserved for Friends of the Library members. A family membership to become a Friend of the Library is $15.

The library also has a used book store called The Book Review. It is open on Tuesdays from 10 to 7 and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 1. The Book Review is located on the first floor of the Waterloo library.

The Cedar Falls library also has some opportunities to buy used books.

The Book Nook at the Cedar Falls library sells used books and magazines and is the primary fundraiser of the library. It is located in the front of the library.

The Friends of the Library Book Nook hours are Monday from 10 to 7 and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 to 4.

The library does not have an annual sale, but each year they have a booth at the Sturgis Falls Celebration and sell paperbacks.

The Cedar Falls Public library also offers a lot of fun activities and opportunities.

This week the library will be having a “Teen Tech Week.” Events include an Internet scavenger hunt and a Wii drop where they will be playing Rock Band, Wii Sports, Wii Music, Wii Fit or Outdoor Adventure. They will also be showing the movie Whip It, and free popcorn and beverages will be available. During the movie there will be a drawing for Best Buy gift cards.

Students will also get an opportunity to use the library’s new Flip video cameras and demonstrate what patrons like best about the library. Throughout the week, the library will be giving away prizes and holding a drawing for a Flip video camera.

Both libraries also host regular book discussion groups and classes for teens. All the free events are posted on their websites.

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