Archive for Sunday, June 16, 2013

40 years ago: First library book sale successful, organizers say

June 16, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 16, 1973:

  • The first-ever book sale held at the Lawrence Public Library was a success. About $900 worth of books and records had been sold on the first evening, and a sale organizer said that the event was going "marvelously well." The quickest-selling books so far were cookbooks, children's books, biographies, and hobby books.
  • The Lawrence Police Department was also enjoying a successful sale. A reported $1,385 had been raised for the Fire and Police Retirement Fund through the sale of 43 bicycles that had been held at the police station for six months or longer. The police had originally listed 48 bikes for auction, but five of them had been claimed by their owners after being put on display at the station.
  • Seventy young people from the Lawrence area were among the students from 19 states attending the junior high music division of the 36th season of the Midwestern Music and Art Camp which had begun this week at Kansas University. Students were participating in two bands, an orchestra, and two choruses during the camp.

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