Winter book sale on tap

Published 6:06 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014

From BHM Regional Library


The BHM Library headquarters will host its first winter book sale on Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will coincide with the Washington Christmas parade, and will take place inside the library, at the old courthouse on 158 N. Market St.

The sale will feature over 1,000 children’s picture books as well as fiction and non-fiction for adults. Hardcovers and trade paperbacks will be $1 each, and all children’s books will be 50 cents. Teachers and daycare providers are invited to purchase children’s books for their classrooms for just 25 cents each with a school ID. Proceeds from the book sale will go to purchase new children’s books and supplies for the BHM Library’s annual Summer Reading program.

Members of the Washington High School Key Club made this event possible by generously volunteering their time on Dec. 6. Library staff members hope that the book sale will encourage reading and early literacy in the Washington community.

“We hope that these older titles will find a new audience,” said Susan Benning, the library director. This book sale is the first of many steps getting the BHM Headquarters library ready to relocate out of the old courthouse. A new location has not yet been found.  The library needs to move so that renovations on the Old Courthouse can begin.

A new Friends of the BHM Regional Library is being formed to help the library raise funds for needed projects. Anyone who wishes to be a part of the Friends group can contact the library at 252-946-6401. Established in 1941, the BHM Regional Library system is the oldest regional library system in North Carolina. The mission of the BHM Regional Library system is to provide access to free public library services inclusive of technology, information and ideas to the residents of Beaufort, Hyde and Martin counties.