The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library group this week will be holding its 30th annual spring book sale.
The sale, which runs Thursday through Monday as well as April 19, 21 and 22, includes more than 250,000 books for sale from all genres. The sale is held in a tent at Seventh and Kentucky streets. In addition to books, there are a number of other items - including videos, records, magazines and maps - that will be for sale.
Sale coordinator Leslie O'Neil said the sale is expected to generate between $40,000 and $50,000 for activities at the library.
"We'll have a steady stream of customers every day we're open," she said.
All of the books in the sale are donated by members of the community, which O'Neil said was remarkable. "To think that we're their first thought when people in our community are looking to donate books," she said.
The sale is open to members only from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. It will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the sale runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., while April 16 and April 19, both bag days, are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The sale concludes with giveaway days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 22.