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Friends of the Apache Junction Library hold book sale November 14, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Candace Hughes @ 12:58 am


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Phyllis Niemela, President of the Friends of the Apache Junction Library 480-748-3545 or friendsofthelibraryaj@hotmail.com

A special sale of bargain books and Harlequin romances will be held through Nov. 30 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Friends of the Apache Junction Library, a charity supporting the local community.

The Harlequins are 10 cents each or 12 for $1, magazines 10 cents each or 12 for $1 and bargain books 5 cents each or 25 for $1. All members of the friends group are volunteers and all profits go to the AJ library.

“Our main fund raiser for  the library is the Chapter Two Book Store that we operate inside the main building to support all children’s, community and reading programs; as well as the purchase of books and furniture, “ said Phyllis Niemela, president of the Friends of the Apache Junction Library. “We are glad to have supported the AJ library and literacy for 30 years,” she added.

“If Harlequin romances don’t suit your taste, everything else in the store is half price, including audio and large print books,” said Niemela, who pointed out that the book store has more than 12,000 books. The sale is at the used book store inside the Apache Junction Public Library, located near the Multi-Generational Center just north of the intersection of Idaho Road and Superstition Drive.

The nonprofit Friends of the Library also sells commemorative tiles that are placed outside the library. “This makes a great Christmas present for that person who has everything,” she said. “The recipient can do their own tile or the giver can inscribe the tile and give it to them. We will make the engraved tile available to be wrapped for a gift,” she added.

The tiles sell for $50 for two lines of text with one additional line of text for $25. Up to two pictures, logos or symbols may be added for $25 each. For more information, contact Niemela at 480-748-3545.

In addition, the group accepts donations of books, movies, magazines and puzzles from the community for resale to the public. Magazines dated within the last year are preferred. The Chapter Two bookstore is located on the west side of the library near the restrooms and job search computer room.

The store is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

“We need the community’s support of our used book store and we have absolutely the best prices in town,” said Niemela. The Friends group has recently helped the library purchase new medical and travel books as well as 12 comfortable chairs for the Mountain View room.



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