For the first time in the Friends of Hastings Public Library’s book sale’s 29-year history, all of the more than 50,000 books packed into the Hastings City Auditorium were sold.
“We just had a couple of old sets left,” Felicia “Fe” Cogley, volunteer services coordinator for the library, said this morning. “This was the first year that we sold everything. That was wonderful. We couldn’t be more thrilled with that. We’ve always had a fair amount left over and this year everything went.”
The book sale kicked off Friday afternoon and ended Sunday with a bag of items for $2.
Selling all of the library sale materials — books, CDs, vinyl records, VHS tapes, sheet music, jigsaw puzzles, toys and games — made cleanup much easier, Cogley said.
“We usually pack things up on Monday morning, and we’ll be right out of there this morning,” she said. “It won’t take us long, just a few empty boxes to take back to the library.”