Thursday morning Howard Burke and Judy Cannon were the “Early Birds” at the annual Book Sale at the Red River Parish Library. The doors opened at 9:00 am on the three day event.
Burke said, “I’m looking for stuff on science and crime. I am interested in non-fiction.” He had an arm load of books and was heading to check out when The Journal noticed that Burke was adding those to a big box, he had selected minutes earlier. “I got a few DVDs also,” he added.
Cannon was shopping for books for children. “I donate them to the Riverdale Academy and Red River Elementary school libraries,” said Cannon. She said, “I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and we look for books for older children. We collect books that teens would be interested in and donate them to the library at Ware Youth Center.” She noted, “It is kind of small so we’re working to get them more books.”
Working the desk this first morning was Kala Sims. She is the Children’s Librarian and always puts her heart and soul into the sale. Proceeds from the annual book sale fund library projects.
The book sale continues through early Saturday afternoon in the community meeting room of the library on East Carroll Street. There are tables and tables of books and DVSs available. All are used but have lots of information and entertainment remaining.