Monday, Jan. 19, was the last day for the Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s annual Book and Music Sale at McKinley High School.
More than 40,000 new and used books, records and CDs, sheet music, comics and manga were available for sale in the school’s cafeteria with merchandise restocked daily.
The three-day event took place over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and raised more than $40,000 for Hawaii’s public libraries. Click here for more information.
“The most visible thing that we do at the libraries are the reading programs, the different programs the state provides no funding for, so most of it comes from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and our local Friends chapters,” said Nainoa Mau, the organization’s executive director.
The organization holds its main, larger-scale Book Sale over the summer, now in its 68th year, offering more than 150,000 books, plus DVDs, art and music.
It also started a November Book Sale three years ago, which takes place over Veterans’ Day weekend.