Library group turns page on another successful sale

Customers search through shelves at the Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Used Book Sale.

SUBMITTED PHOTOCustomers search through shelves at the Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Used Book Sale. SUBMITTED PHOTO

By Kassie Parisi

Gazette Reporter

CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library hosted another successful used book sale over the weekend of May 19-21.

Used book sales, a fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, have been held for at least the past 20 years, as long as the Friends group has been around, said Wilma Jozwiak, chair of the book sale. Books, DVDs, and CDs are provided via donations from community members, and then sold at low prices.

The group hosts three, three-day sales each year, beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday, and occasional mini-sales as well. Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library also accept donations of books and other materials up to two weeks prior to a sale.

Jozwiak explained that, while the books sale provides works of all different genres for customers to peruse, they have a large supply of history books, and that childrens’ books are incredibly popular, and are all sold. Also for sale are fiction books, and non-fiction books.

In the May 19-May 21 event, over 80 people volunteered at the sale, which Jozwiak said had a high turn out. Jozwiak said that the turnout rate, which includes parents, grandparents with children, and other town residents, is evidence of the fact that people still value a physical book over reading something online, or on a tablet, even though all of their DVDs and CDs are usually bought up as well.

“It’s always been there,” Jozwiak said. “It’s always just really fun to have.”