2009-06-13 / Top News

Library Book Sale Better Than Last Year

By Kerri Jo Molitor

Mackinac Island Public Library had half the number of books at this year's used book sale Saturday, June 6, but still made more money than last year at its used book sale. Librarian Anne St. Onge said the library made $656 this year, compared to about $600 last year. Mackinac Island Public Library had half the number of books at this year's used book sale Saturday, June 6, but still made more money than last year at its used book sale. Librarian Anne St. Onge said the library made $656 this year, compared to about $600 last year. A steady stream of browsers at the Mackinac Island Public Library book sale Saturday, June 6, made the sale a success, said librarian Anne St. Onge.

The library made more money than last year, with $656 in book sales, despite having half the number of books for sale, Ms. St. Onge said.

Books are donated by both residents on the Island and tourists visiting the Island, Ms. St. Onge said. The books that aren't sold are put on a table in the back of the library and are sold throughout the year. Ms. St .Onge said she wishes the library had more space, because sometimes she wants to keep the books that are donated.

"It's really hard not to keep a lot of the books that come in," she said. "We don't have the space, but they're going to good homes."

Summer resident Michelle Morton stopped by the book sale after her boss at Horn's Gaslight Bar and Restaurant told her about it.

"This is my first used book sale," she said. She liked the affordable prices.

Miss Morton, a nursing student at Michigan State University, has been looking for new books to read ever since she finished the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.

"I need a new series," she said. "I like reading books about people and the details of their lives. I love the drama."

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