Newton, NC – The Catawba County Friends of the Library group is gearing up for its biggest and most popular fundraiser of the year – the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Main Library in Newton.

This year’s sale will begin with over 10,000 books and materials in good and clean condition. You’ll find a wide variety of selections including fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, audio books, video games, DVDs, CDs, and VHS.

As in years past, anyone who is a member of the Friends group will be able to get first pick of the books for sale, prior to the public opening, on Wednesday, August 9 from 4-7 pm. The membership fee to join the group is $10 for an individual, $15 for a family, and $25 for a business. Membership forms can be obtained at the library’s front desk or at the book sale’s front door, so you can become a member on the spot!

This year’s book sale dates are: Wednesday, August 9 from 4 – 7 pm (members only); Thursday, August 10 from 2 – 7 pm; Friday, August 11 from 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday, August 12 from 10 am – 1 pm.

“The Friends’ book sale is a great opportunity for booklovers to pick up some good deals,” said Library Director Suzanne White.

“We’re so fortunate to have the Friends’ support and advocacy, and community donations, and the book sale’s proceeds allow the Friends to support expanded programs and services for the community.”

For questions, or to become a Friend of the Library, email or call the Main Library, in Newton, at (828) 465-8664.

The Main Library in Newton is located at 115 West C Street, Newton NC, 28658.

For the latest in library news, visit or stop by your local branch.     About: The Catawba County Library is our community’s place to connect, explore, and grow. We empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library, headquartered in Newton, serves the community with seven locations throughout the county and is a year-round, integral provider of early literacy and lifelong learning resources and programming.  The library also provides a full complement of computer and digital services, classes, and support to bridge the digital divide, empower job seekers, and enhance community quality of life and economic health.

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