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September 28, 2012

Library Friends hold book sale this weekend, plan pet show

WEATHERFORD — Bookworms will have a field day this weekend.

Friends of the Weatherford Library are having a book sale today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the library auditorium. It’s one of two events the Friends will be putting on over the next several days.

Friends of the Library President Linda Kline said that there will be all types of books for all types of readers.

“We’re expecting to have a line outside when we open the doors each day,” Kline said. “There are always some great deals to be had. We get very excited because it’s always been really successful as everyone is always so supportive.”

Hardback books, children’s books, books on tape and CDs will only be some of the items on sale, many of those going for 50 cents or $1. A sizable collection of videos and music CDs will also be available for purchase.

Other materials will also be on sale. All proceeds from the sale go toward the Friends and the programs they sponsor every year.

“We fund items that aren’t in the library budget,” Kline said. “(Head Librarian) Dale (Fleeger) brings us his wish list and we do our best to help him fill it.”

Kline said one of the many programs aided by the Book Sale is the annual Summer Reading Program for kids, which costs about $5,000 to organize.

“We’re raising funds for that throughout the year,” Kline said.

The Friends are also sponsoring a pet show for children ages 3 to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon on the library grounds.

All friendly domestic pets are welcome to take part in the free event but, all pets must be secured on a leash, in a cage, in a box or in a fish bowl. The city requires that all pets have current rabies vaccinations before being allowed to compete.

The fun family-friendly show is not a contest but each animal will be rewarded for their best features. Costumes for the pets are welcome, but not required.

Refreshments will be served to those who attend. Pre-registration for the show can be done at the circulation desk. Registration can also be done the day of the show.

Whether children have a pet or not, they can enter the Pet Picture Contest. All they need to do is bring a picture of the family pet or one that the child might wish he or she had, drawn or colored on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper to the pet show to enter. Children are asked to put their name and home number on the back of their drawings.  

For information on either event, contact the library at 817-598-4269.

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