By EKATERINE TCHELIDZE
Chronicle Staff Writer
LEBANON â€” The Jonathan Trumbull Library encourages residents to clear off their bookshelves, attics and cellars and help the community by donating unused books to the library.
The deadline to donate is Saturday and all the books will be used for the book sale, which actually starts Friday and continues through Sunday.
Jonathan Trumbull Library Director Julie Culp said the library will accept new and gently-used books along with DVDs, CDs and recorded books. But no videotapes, encyclopedias or magazines will be accepted.
â€śSome people have so many books that they store and never read, so itâ€™s better to just bring them here for others and maybe buy some new ones they havenâ€™t read in exchange,â€ť Culp said.
Culp said the library has been organizing the book sale and the donations preceding the sale for years.
She said both have been successful, except for last year when the event had to be canceled because the library was expecting to move to a new site, which ultimately didnâ€™t happen.
Culp said the library usually receives thousands of books that fill a good-size room every year. â€śWe just believe in books and in the power of books,â€ť Culp said.
The book sale will begin Friday at 7 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m.
Fridayâ€™s sale has a $5 entry fee to secure first choice.
Book prices range from 50 cents to $2 per book.
Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
On Sunday people can fill a bag with books for $5.
Book donations can be taken to the library, which is located at 580 Exeter Road, Lebanon.
For more information, call the library at 642-7763 or visit www.lebanonctlibrary.org.