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Materials, Volunteers still Needed for Public Library Book Fair

Drop-off, sorting to take place through Aug. 2 at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

If you’re looking to drop off books or volunteer for the annual Oak  Book Fair, you’re still in luck.

Donations for the readers’ extravaganza - the 42nd - can be dropped off until Aug. 2 at the main entrance of the , 201 N. Scoville Ave.

After then, materials can be dropped off at the Main Library branch, 834 Lake St., and saved for next year’s fair.

Books, records, videos, audiotapes, and other materials must be in sellable condition. Donations of textbooks and condensed versions, such as Reader’s Digest are discouraged.

The library’s not just looking for stuff. They’re also looking for folks who want to sort materials that will go on sale during next weekend’s event.

Sorting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 2 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 and July 29 at OPRF. Just show up at the main entrance of the high school.

This year’s event will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at OPRF. Admission on Friday is $5. People with a bar code scanner who want to check for collectors’ items or rare books will pay an additional $5. Admission is free on Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Oak Park Public Library. Call the library at 708-383-8200 for more information.

 

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