The Friends of the OB Library held a book sale on Saturday, the 22nd of March, and their record-breaking success proves that books are still cool, and have not gone the way of the 8 Track Cassette. Not yet.
For over 3 hours, the volunteer team headed up by president Judy Collier did their work on the green in front of the old branch that serves Ocean Beach. And the Friends have announced that they made $645.75 during their sale.
Paula Robertson told the OB Rag in an email just how successful it was:
“This is by far the most we’ve earned in an outdoor sale over the last four fiscal years”
This money will pay for books, materials, programs, and equipment for the historic library. The reasons for the success are several, we have been told.
This year the volunteers spent hours and did a major organization of their great selection of books, DVDs and CDs which helped browsers select their choices. Also they received new-looking tomes from the non-profit San Diego Book Project as well as other San Diego Library Friends chapters.
It helps to have a full and varied selection. Plus the Friends of the OB branch receive many donated books from OBceans. And lastly, volunteers thought that the OB Rag coverage of their event also helped.