Editor: 

What does it take to sell over 1,000 books?  It takes at least 50 volunteers to carry, sort, categorize, cashier and then a week later do it all in reverse! 

A total of 137 volunteer hours made last week’s book sale [at Maquoketa Public Library] a huge success. The proceeds will pay for special presentations, unique resources, equipment and special projects for our wonderful library. We would not be able to do this without our wonderful volunteers who are always there to help us!

Thanks also to Fareway and Wal-Mart for all of the plastic sacks they gave us for the sale.

The Friends of the Maquoketa Library Board is also forever grateful to those who contributed their books and other resources and to all those who shopped at our “best deal in town.” We hope to see you back for the Fall Book Sale!  

In the meantime, keep reading!  

Nadine Lubben and Lin Redling

Friends of the Library Board Book Sale chairs