The quintessential place to go for a book is still the public library.
Twice a year in New London, the best book bargains can be found at the Friends of the Library biannual Book Sale.
This spring’s Book Sale is Thursday, April 23 from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the storefront across from the New London Public Library.
Hundreds of donated books line tables at low prices, with all of the proceeds helping fund the numerous programs and purchases of the New London Public Library.
On Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., attendees can bring home a bag of books for $3.
Brian Mathu, an American & Global Studies and World History teacher at New London High School, organized a book drive to assist the Friends of the Library. Mathu’s students and fellow teachers donated almost 300 books for the event. Last year they donated 225 books. Three students in particular, freshmen Roxanne Crowe and Emily Harris and sophomore Kyle Hawkins, did an exceptional job in their book collection efforts.
“New London is blessed to have a quality community library,” Mathu said. “The Friends of the Library are to be thanked for their support, and visiting their book sale is a good way to help them in their mission.”
Any members of the public who are interested in donating books for upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sales, or anyone with questions about the New London Public Library or Friends of the Library can visit newlondonlibrary.org/about/friends-library or contact Library Director Ann Hunt at 920-982-8519.