Letter: Book sale a great success

To the Editor:

The annual Yorkville Public Library Used Book Sale held in conjunction with Hometown Days on Labor Day weekend was a great success. There were a tremendous amount of books, both fiction and nonfiction, CDs and DVDs, all priced at nominal costs. This event wasn’t held last year because of COVID, so there was a double amount of donated items to be sold.

Friends of the Library spent countless hours organizing, sorting, setting up tables and getting ready for this event. Yorkville High School students in the weight-training class also volunteered and moved lots of books to the designated areas. Thanks to them and to coach Schmitt. After the sale, more volunteer work was to be done tearing down the setup and putting books in the hallways for the Summer’s End Book Sale which runs from Sept. 7 to 17 at the library during regular business hours.

A special thanks go out to Sue Smithmeyer, Bobbe Hahn and Judy Somerlot who showed their exceptional organizational skills in the planning of this event and for the tireless hours they put in to make this book sale happen. We would not have been able to pull it off without you and so many others who got everything set up prior to the sale. Thanks to all the volunteers for doing what you all do so readily – giving your time and energy. Also, a big thank you goes to our community and all those who supported our annual book sale.

All the profits from the book sale are used by the Friends of the Library to pay for programs, new books for the library and any needed equipment.

Nancy Aschauer

On behalf of Friends of the Yorkville Library