OCC Library book sale raises nearly $1K

       Nearly $1,000 was raised for the Old Colorado City Library at the Spring Better Book Sale April 17.
       “I thought we weren't going to do that well, because there was a bigger sale at Sand Creek (branch library) the same day, but we did real well. I was surprised,” said Jack Beal, president of the Friends of Old Colorado City Library, which sponsored the semiannual event.
       The Friends group raises money for library needs. In addition to two sales every year (the next one will be in October), the group has an ongoing book sale in the library, Beal said. Donations of books for the Friends' sales are also welcomed.
       The sale was in the basement of the library. “It didn't seem like there were very many people,” Beal said. “Somebody must have bought a lot of books.”
       The bulk of the spring-sale earnings will go for the library's building-preservation fund drive, he said.
       The drive is seeking grants/donations of $1.7 mllion to be used for a wide range of repairs, replacements and system upgrades to the century-old Carnegie building, according to library officials.

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