The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System was formed in 1978 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of focusing public attention on library services and needs. In order to raise money for Library projects and initiatives, the Friends decided to host an annual Book Sale.
Booksale Buffet – All You Can Read!
Oklahoma City –The 34th annual Friends of the Library Booksale 2013 will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. On Friday, February 22, there will be a pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Booksale will be held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall (formerly the Made in Oklahoma Building). Those wishing to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby the day of the pre-sale party from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m. Annual dues are $10 for individual or family memberships (4 tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 tickets).
The Booksale will offer more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, biographies, medical, westerns, romance, children’s, encyclopedias and reference books, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. All books are offered at rock-bottom prices. In the General Section hardbacks are one dollar and paperbacks and magazines are fifty cents each. In Collectors’ Choice books are individually priced, most less than five dollars. Proceeds from Booksale are used to purchase items not covered by the Metropolitan Library System’s budget such as funds for special programming, equipment and many other needs. Over the years Friends have given more than 3.1 million dollars in grants to the Metropolitan Library System. Co-coordinators for Booksale 2013 are Friends volunteers, Joe McReynolds and Larry Willrath.