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Letter to the Editor

Annual book sale successful


The weekend of July 22-25 was one of the best yet Book Sale held at the Ocean Pines Library and run by The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library.

Over Friday evening, Saturday and Monday, approximately 20,000 books, DVDs, Audio Books and CDs were offered for sale with all proceeds benefitting the Ocean Pines Library.

The proceeds are used by the library to buy equipment, sponsor programs, offer classes and provide items not covered by the Worcester County Commissioners.

In addition, this year we added a “Specials Room Book Store” that showcased and offered for sale rare, signed, vintage, first edition, small press, collectible, odd and special interest books.

This year was the 21st annual Book Sale and was put together by 105 volunteers and nearly 450 hours to make the sale possible.

Throughout the year, books, CDs, audio books and DVDs are donated by patrons and then sorted and made ready for sale.

This year the Book Sale was attended by over 1,400 people and raised approximately $10,000.

On behalf of the FOPL and the Ocean Pines Library, we would like to thank all the volunteers who made the sale possible and who assist with library activities during the year, the charitable folks who donate books throughout the year, the staff of the library who are so patient with our activities, and to all of you who came out to support the sale.

Donations of clean, slightly used or new items are now being accepted. Hope to see you all next year. If you would like to volunteer for the 2023 sales, please contact the Ocean Pines Library and leave your name, address, phone number and email address.

Jim Meckley and
Eileen Leonhart
Book Sale Co-Chairs