The Manhattan Library Association held its annual book sale this past weekend and people from all over Manhattan and the surrounding areas flocked to the Manhattan public library in search of a good book. Over 100,000 books, DVDs, and even magazines were available for a very reasonable price. It was not uncommon for people to be carrying large boxes of books they had purchased out of the library. Event Chairman Gary Jeffrey, taking a break from helping customers, said this kind of crowd was consistent with past years, and he was not at all surprised at the turnout.
The event started Friday evening with only members of the Manhattan Library Association present, though memberships were available for purchase at the door. Saturday was an extra special time as it marked the 109th birthday of Dr. Suess, with members of the association greeting guests with “cat in the hat” style hats.
The sale will end on Sunday afternoon, and Jeffrey says that any books or media left unsold will be donated to various charitable organizations in the area.