Roanoke County expects a big line Saturday morning at the public library on Route 419. The story from WFIR’s Jim Kent:

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Friends of the Library Hosts Semi-annual Fall Book Sale

Buy used books at greatly reduced prices and support your library!

The Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library will host their semi-annual Fall Book Sale October 15 through October 20 at the Roanoke County Public Library Headquarters on Route 419 in Roanoke. The sale will take place during regular business hours and will be open special hours – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – on Sunday.

As in years past, the book sale will have thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, videos, DVDs, and audiobooks on sale at incredibly low prices. Wednesday, October 19 is Half-price Day; Box Day is Thursday, October 20. On Box Days, customers can bring a box and fill it full of books for only $3.00!

Book sale organizer Priscilla Johnson says the sale is the Library’s main fundraiser and encourages customers to come early for the best selection. “Saturday is especially busy.” she said, “This sale will be bittersweet because it is our last at the 419 Library.” All proceeds benefit the Roanoke County Public Library system. For more information, call 772-7507.

The Roanoke County Public Library is the community’s primary resource for lifelong learning and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information. There are six libraries in Roanoke County: Headquarters/419, Bent Mountain, Glenvar, Hollins, Mount Pleasant, and Vinton. The operation of the Roanoke County public library system is made possible in part through the support of Friends of the Library, a non-profit public charity as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to Friends are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and according to your personal situation. For more information, call (540) 772-7507 or visit