(Gillette, Wyo.) An estimated 4,000 books stand ready to fill the imaginations of Gillette residents with their words at the 30th Annual Campbell County Public Library Used Book Sale, according to Terri Lesley, library director.
She said that the books were arranged in five rows, with 12 tables forming a single row. That’s a lot of books.
Lesley encourages residents to come down to the CCPL and browse the selections themselves.
“This is good opportunity for them to pick up some reasonably priced books,” she said.
Lesley said that the library has pulled a variety of books from their shelves and other donations to include both fiction and nonfiction. Though she did say that certain books that wouldn’t benefit anyone are not included in the sale, and would subsequently be recycled.
“We try to have pretty decent books,” Lesley said. The state the used books is typical for used books.
The money raised from the book sales will benefit the library by helping to support certain programs such as the Sponsorship of the Author program.
Lesley has been the library director for four and a half years, and she loves it.
“It’s a great job,” Lesley said. She voiced her appreciation of the unique culture that comes from her profession and said that being in the librarian field was pretty satisfying.
The director hopes to also browse the selection of books herself.
The books are for sale at extremely low prices, but Lesley said the library will coordinate with the libraries of various schools to supply them with new reading material. Kids need not go wanting.