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Letter to the Editor

Thanks for support for OP Library


Two weekends ago was the largest annual event held at the Ocean Pines Library.

The volunteer organization Friends of the Ocean Pines Library sets up a book sale that encompasses over 25,000 books, DVD’s, audio books and music CD’s divided into about 25 categories.

Most are sold over a three-day period with all proceeds going to benefit the Ocean Pines library and used for buying equipment, sponsoring programs offered at the library and supplementing the budget provided by the Worcester County Commissioners.

This year was the 23rd Annual Book Sale. It was put together by nearly 90 volunteers who donated more than 500 hours to make this sale possible.

Throughout the year, patrons, estate closings and organizations donate 95 percent of the books, DVD’s and CD’s that are sorted, evaluated and categorized for the sale. This year’s sale was one of the largest ever with about 1,600 patrons attending and spending nearly $16,000.

On behalf of the friends of the library, and the Ocean Pines Library, we would like to thank those who donated books throughout the year, the volunteers who assist with the library every day and at the sale, and the staff of the library who are so gracious with our activities.

To all of you who came out to support the sale that benefits the library and its programs – thank you, thank you, thank you.

Donations of books, DVD’s, CD’s and audio books are now being accepted for next year’s sale.  Donations can be left at the front check-out counter or in the back of the library on the loading dock.

See you all in July 2024!

Jim  Meckley and Eileen Leonhart
Ocean Pines