On September 3, 2013, the Williams County Public Library will be opening a Friends of the Library used bookstore called Bookends. It will be run with volunteers and plans are to have it open the same hours as the Bryan Main Library which are Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, and Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
“The library receives hundreds of donations every year,” says library Director Jeff Yahraus, “and we typically have a used book sale every summer. Additionally, the library weeds its collection on a regular basis getting rid of materials that are no longer relevant, or that are no longer requested. By opening up a used bookstore, the library can repurpose hundreds of books throughout the year, instead of at one sale in the summer.”
Many of the books available for sale are brand new, and most are only gently used. All books will be priced with a suggested donation amount inside the front cover. All funds will be given to the Friends of the Bryan Library, which helps fund programming, including author visits, the Summer Reading Program and many other forms of support that the library does not have adequate funding for.
The bookstore will also be selling other items such as bookmarks, coffee mugs, book bags and other special and seasonal items throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering at Bookends contact Jeff Yahraus, Director at 419-636-6734.