The Park City Library may be closed for a major renovation, but residents can still visit the Summit County Library at Kimball Junction, which will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend used book sale. The sale will benefit the Friends of the Summit County Libraries.
Kimball Junction branch Director Dan Compton said the auditorium is often filled to capacity during the five-day sale. The proceeds will help to support the acquisition of new library materials as well as fund library programs.
Members of the Friends of the Summit County Libraries can get access to a sneak preview of the sale on Thursday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Individuals can either join as members or renew that night for $10.
The public sale will run from Friday, May 23, to Sunday, May 25, with hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Compton said there will be a large selection of books for adults and children, with hardcovers $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. DVDs and audio books will also be available.
Those who bring an old Friends of the Summit County Libraries bag can fill it with materials for $15, while those who buy a new bag can fill it for $18.
A final bargain blow-out will be held on Monday, May 26, from noon to 5 p.m. Individuals who bring their own bag can fill it with books for $5.
Compton encourages residents to bring in any used books to the front desk of the Kimball Junction library. Donations can count toward a tax exemption, he said. Residents can also make requests for the library's annual summer reading program, Compton said.
The Kimball Junction branch, Compton said, will gladly welcome any and all residents who frequent the Park City Library, which is closed for an expected year-long renovation project. The Miners Hospital, across Park Avenue from the Park City Library, will have some library materials beginning May 27.
In the meantime, individuals can still return materials to the Miners Hospital, although people who wish to check out something from storage must put in a request, which will be retrieved between 24 and 48 hours later.
Compton does not expect the Kimball Junction branch to be overly busy during the Park City Library's renovation.
The Summit County Library's Kimball Junction branch is located at 1885 W. Ute Boulevard. The Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale will be held in the library's auditorium.