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Books for sale, and you don't have to go inside to buy them

Local library will have one-day outside book sale
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Posted at 7:02 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 19:02:18-04

FRANKLIN — It's a first ever event for the public library in Franklin—an outside sale of used books.

Johnson County Public Library (JCPL) has announced a one-day book sale on July 25, 2020, at the Franklin Branch. It's the first book sale held since COVID-19 shut down libraries and caused the cancellation of many library events.

Book Sale Coordinator Merilee Allen said, " We are happy to bring back the book sale. Many patrons have been asking about our plans. We felt that a one-day outdoor sale addressed our concerns for the safety of the staff and patrons.”

The branches have been adjusting their collections and Allen says that will add additional books to this sale. Those books along with the cancellation of recent book sales means a large selection to choose from.

This event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 25th at the Franklin Branch, 401 South State Street, near Franklin College and the Indiana Masonic Home. Books will be on display in the parking lot.

Proceeds from the sale go to support library programs such as JCPL Summer Learning Program and the Author’s at JCPL series.