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Camden County Library Sets New Spring Book Sale Record at Voorhees

NEWS RELEASE June 19, 2015
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Two-day sale collects nearly $18,000 for public programs and services

Hundreds of bargain hunters and collectors help set a new two-day record at the Camden County Library’s Spring Book Sale, Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Voorhees branch. The library earned almost $18,000 for public programs at the library’s eight branches. (Camden County Library Photo/Mark Amorosi)

VOORHEES, NJ – June 19, 2015 – The Camden County Library System is pleased to report its recent spring book sale earned the library $17, 905, beating the previous spring sale record of $16, 648.

“We surpassed our previous two-day sale record - set just last spring - by $1,257 or over seven percent,” said Voorhees Branch Manager William Brahms as chief organizer of the sale.

Brahms praised the staff and volunteers who worked to make the sale possible. “We had over 75 staff and volunteers work on the sale during the year.

“When the sale started on Friday morning, over 250 people were standing in line and came through the doors during just the first five to ten minutes. And the stream of customers seeking bargains remained steady throughout the two days,” reports Brahms.

He predicts the library’s next sale in the fall, a three day affair, will attract even more book lovers, bargain hunters and collectors. The volume of material sold and moved keeps going up.

“I believe the demise of brick and mortar stores and chains like Boarders is creating a growing demand for the quality materials we offer. It’s all for a good cause and definitely helps the library. That’s why we invest so much time and effort into each sale,” Brahms explains.

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

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