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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Library holds annual sale

A public sale of withdrawn library materials will be held in the conference room at Forsyth Public Library April 8-9. Items to be sold include periodicals, children’s books, books on audiotape, videos and DVDs.

All materials in the sale have been removed from the collection for reasons of datedness, condition or lack of recent circulation,” said Head Librarian Jean Campbell. The sale has been held for the past five years due to lack of space for longer term storage, she said.

The sale will run from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on April 8, and from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on April 9. Unsold materials will be recycled. Campbell said the sale is not a fundraiser, but a means of disposing surplus library materials. Proceeds from the sale will be deposited in the Village’s general fund.

Magazines will sell for 10 cents each. Children’s books will be 25 cents each. These books are the remaining ones after the two Village elementary schools chose the ones they could use. The books on audiotape, videos and DVDs are priced at 50 cents each. Campbell said circulation has diminished for books on tape and video tapes. Additionally, older DVDs were withdrawn to make room for newer titles.

Baby TALK Times continues through June 30

The Baby TALK Times program held the first and third Wednesday of each month in the community center at Forsyth Public Library will continue through June 30 when the program’s future will be revisited. Karen Hurley is the current teacher.

“The future goal of the library is to provide some type of similar program with library staff,” said Head Librarian Jean Campbell.

The current Baby TALK program is designed as small parent-child interaction groups and is offered for families with infants to age 3 toddlers. The sessions address parenting questions and concerns and celebrate babies’ achievements while having fun. The sessions are free for the participants and do not require registration. The Village pays $65 for each session.

During 21 sessions held at the library from April 2010 through early March of this year, there were 388 participants. The majority of participants came from Forsyth, according to Campbell.

Baby TALK Times ceased for several years and was brought back in 2006 after patron requests.

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