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Book sale for the ages

A HUGE amount of pre-loved books and toys will be offered for bargain prices at the end of this month.

This is the first time Shire of Mundaring Libraries has held a sale of this size.

Shire president David Lavell said there would be approximately 800-1000 books for sale, suitable for all ages.

“These books are pre-loved but are all in great condition,” he said.

“We may have a duplicate copy, it was donated to us or we are clearing space for new stock.

“The State Library of Western Australia is currently trialling an alternate way of disposing of discarded stock, which has led to overstocking.

“An audit of the whole catalogue was undertaken and it was decided to hold a sale.”

All proceeds from the book sale will enable the libraries to purchase brand new stock. Cr Lavell said there would also be a range of good quality toys available to purchase.

“There will be a large quantity of toys such as trikes, puzzles, blocks, indoor and outdoor toys which are suitable for children up to eight years old,” he said. “All proceeds will go back to Swan View Toy Library.”

The sale is on Saturday, January 30 from 11am to 2pm in the Greenmount Hall on the corner of Scott St and Great Eastern Hwy. A few larger and brand new items will be raffled off, while a handful of significant toys will be sold via silent auction. The sale is strictly cash only.

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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