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69th annual Friends of the Library book sale kicks off

(Image: Friends of the Library of Hawaii/Facebook) (Image: Friends of the Library of Hawaii/Facebook)
(Image: Friends of the Library of Hawaii/Facebook) (Image: Friends of the Library of Hawaii/Facebook)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii kicked off its 69th annual book sale at the McKinley High School cafeteria on Saturday.

The sale features rare out-of-print books along with a large collection of Hawaiiana books. This year’s sale also has a larger than normal inventory of comics and cookbooks.

In addition to books, there will be CD's, DVD's and over 100 pieces of artwork.

"This is our 69th year and everybody wants books,” Nainoa Mau, executive director of FLH, said. “Our year-round volunteers are the ones that keep this thing going along with our book sale volunteers."

The book sale is made possible by over 400 volunteers, in addition to over 75 year-round volunteers.

"There's more than 50 public libraries in the state and kids take advantage of them, seniors, everyone,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, the main sponsor of the event. “That's really a gathering place for people in the community."

The book sale will go on until June 26th. Proceeds will go to all public libraries across the state.

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