The 52nd Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale was held November 6-9, 2014 at the Extraco Events Center, formerly known as the Heart of Texas Fairgrounds. From watching the crowd receive “Free Book” coupons in line early Thursday morning until the final farewell to the public at Sunday evening’s “Moonlight Madness” there were many different kinds of nice surprises for the almost 5,000 attendees during the long weekend at the Extraco Center’s adjoining General Exhibits and Creative Arts buildings.
Members of the Friends of the Waco McLennan County Library received extra benefits this year: in addition to their usual waiver of Thursday’s $5 admission fee, the Friends Members were given free admission to Sunday night’s Moonlight Madness. The general public is charged $10.00 for the privilege of carrying away all the books one can manage on Sunday evening’s event. Sunday afternoon right before closing time local charities were invited to take books free of charge for their organizations. Several took advantage of this largesse. [Read More…]