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Books and book lovers abound at annual library book sale

— “We can’t thank our volunteers enough,” Kennedy said Sunday afternoon. “Some have been here the entire weekend. It has been an amazing community event.”

The number of books donated by the community that made up the sale was about the same as it has been in past years, said Friends of the Library board member George Schmit, who also participated in the preparation and sale.

“I’d say there [was] a better selection, higher quality books in the barn this year,” he said.

The total number of books sold and funds raised for the library was not tallied as of press time, but in past years the average has been around $9,000 and tens of thousands of books, Kennedy said.

Any books not sold during the sale — and annually there are far too many to make an accurate count — get re-boxed and donated to various local charities.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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