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The Friends of the Fairview Public Library are busy sorting books for the upcoming book sale and trying to get the word out that the popular semi-annual sales are moving back home to the library where they started in 2008.

“The move was necessary because of the renovations at the Rec Center in Fairview, but we plan to keep it here. We’ve purchased a shed to hold our books which makes it very convenient,” said Friends President Cheryl Hamilton.

The sale is set for February 21, 22 and 23 at the Fairview Public Library, 2240 Fairview Boulevard. It will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. This will work within library hours.

The change in venue is not the only thing new. So are many of the books. No matter how many times you’ve attended, the inventory is always fresh.

“We get probably about one thousand new books donated each year,” explained Hamilton. “We also have a cycle that we use. If a book has not sold over the course of four sales, we remove it. We are constantly updating our inventory.”

The Friends of the Fairview Public Library semi-annual book sales are popular not only in Fairview. The sales attract people from all over the area, including Hickman County, Dickson County, Cheatham County and Bellevue.

There is a need right now for children’s books and autobiographies. Donations can be dropped off at the library.

Also, if you’d like to volunteer, set up will begin on Saturday, February 16th. “People in need of service hours are welcome to join us. It’s a big job to move and set up the books,” Hamilton shared. The Friends approximate they have 7,500 books in storage. If you are able to help, you can email friendsoffairviewlibrary@gmail.com.

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