Book lovers flock to the Friends of the Library saleUPDATED 6:57 PM HST Jun 21, 2014Video Transcript
...yet ink on actual paper will never go out of style. So say the hundreds lining up for a book sale this morning. The annual Friends of the Library Sale at McKinley High School had readers rushing into the cafeteria and scrambling for titles, on this first day of the sale. These tables of donated books held more than 150-thousand titles, divided by genre. Among the most poopular: suspense, romance, gardening, cooking and travel. Last year, the 9-day sale raised over 225-thousand dollars for reading programs in Hawaii's libraries. 2:37 THE SUMMER READING PROGRAMS ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW AT THE 50 STATE LIBRARIES AND THOSE ARE PAID FOR BY THIS BOOK SALE. SO A LOT OF THE FUNDS RAISED GO TO THE SUMMER READING PROGRAMS DURING THE SUMMER, SPRING, AND FALL. THEY GO TO ANYTHING THE STATE DOESN'T PROVIDE. 2:50 There were also C-Ds, D-V-Ds and 100 pieces of donated art. After this weekend, an overstock section of books will open up at reduced rates outside the cafeteria, with the final day of sales taking place on the 29th.