FRIENDS OF NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY’S ANNUAL BOOKS & BREW HAPPY HOUR AND USED BOOK SALE
Norfolk, VA (October 12, 2006) - Do you need a good book to curl up with this fall? Why not stop by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library’s Books and Brew Happy Hour and browse their used book collection while enjoying live music, libations, and light hors d’oeuvres. Kirn Memorial Library in downtown Norfolk hosts this annual fundraiser on Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. You will find a variety of good books at bargain prices while helping your library!
Each year, members of the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library organize thousands of books for this sale. Search the stacks for informative reference books, exciting fiction novels, and delightful children stories. In addition, you will find biographies, books on gardening, travel books, cookbooks, and more. Tickets for the event are $15 at the door. Wine sales for $3 a glass, beer for $2, and there is a $5 martini bar.
If you can't attend the happy hour, the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Member Preview Night is still a wonderful way to shop for books and help your library. The Preview Sale is for Friends’ members only. It is Thursday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Buy your membership at the door for as little as $15.
The Used Books Sale runs for five days. Hardcover books sell for $3.00 while paperbacks sell for $1.00 or $2.00. Stack up on children's hardcover books for $2.00. Don’t miss this opportunity to find an inexpensive read for the fall.
Public Sale hours:Last year the Friends’ book sale raised over $20,000 for Norfolk Public Library. Books at the sale come from many sources including donations and weeding of the Library's collection. This is a great opportunity for educators, parents, budget-minded readers, collectors, college students and anyone who loves reading to find great book.
Kirn Memorial Library is located at 301 E. City Hall Avenue in downtown Norfolk. Park in the MacArthur Center South garage, bring your ticket to the library for validation, and receive 3 free hours of parking. For more information, call 664-7366 or visit www.npl.lib.va.us.