A space of their own: Friends of the Library event has section for teen/young adult books

By Chandler Holland
Times-News correspondent 

Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries Book Sale starts Friday, March 10. / Chandler Holland, Times-News correspondent

Tucked in the back of the Friends of the Library book sale space, in the basement of May Memorial Library, the children’s area is a book lovers’ treasure trove with thousands of items in a well-organized, bright, welcoming room. Nonfiction books are sorted into subject areas such as history and dinosaurs. Fiction books are arranged by reading level and then by series. Favorite topics include horses, mysteries and Newbery award winners.
It’s easy to find books by beloved authors such as Tony DiTerlizzi, Rick Riordan and J.K. Rowling, as well as celebrated series including Nancy Drew, American Girl, Star Wars, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Little House on the Prairie and Warriors. There are also movies and audiobooks, and for your littlest readers, picture and board books.
Teens and young adults (YA) now have their own space in the corridor next to the children’s room. Books in this section are organized by subject for nonfiction, including teen guides, and by author for fiction books. It’s easy to find graphic novels, books by favorite authors like John Green and Jerry Spinelli, or popular series including Hunger Games, The Maze Runner and Divergent. There’s even a section with curriculum and college prep resources.
   The sale not only has an amazing selection, but bargains are also to be found everywhere you look. Adult hardbacks are $3; adult paperbacks are $1.50; children’s hardbacks are $1.50; children’s paperbacks, board books and Little Golden books are 50 cents; CDs and DVDs are $2; books on CD are $2; VHS tapes are $1; and books on cassette are $1. Volunteers in bright red aprons are available to help you find just what you’re seeking. They restock the shelves throughout the week, so you may want to schedule several visits.
The spring book sale opens at noon Friday for Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries only (new memberships can be purchased at the door for $10).

For more information about the upcoming book sale, visit the Friends at www.AlamanceFOL.org or call May Memorial Library at 336-229-3588.

Chandler Holland is a senior home-schooler and a Teens & 20s writer. She looks forward to attending Warren Wilson College, and will obtain her NC Environmental Educator Certification during her gap year.


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