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Group returns home to former library

Looking for a good used book? The Friends of the Mable C. Fry Library might have just what you are looking for.

The organization will open its used book bookstore on June 3 at a new location, 510 Elm.

According to a news release, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer a variety of books for sale.

The group has offered used books for sale twice a year in the past. The goal is to eventually open the store more often.

The book store is actually in a building that housed the library until 1983. The building was funded by the Ladies Library Club and actually has the word “library” engraved over the entrance.

The building most recently was the home of the Chamber of Commerce, which recently moved to the 10 West Main business complex, said Sue Kilmer, who is secretary of the Friends group.

Kilmer said the new location is a perfect fit for the library organization, and will allow the thousands of available books to be displayed easier.

The building is owned by the City of Yukon, which is providing use of the building to the group.

Kilmer said the group uses the proceeds from its book sales to help the library purchases materials or subscriptions to research databases.

Officials said the collection of books that will be for sale range from adult to children’s fiction, nonfiction, biographies and audio books. Prices will be $1 for hardback books and 50 cents for paperback.

“We know people are anxious. We will have books for all ages,” she said.

The sales are the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the exception of October and November, when they have extended hours to mark the Czech Festival and a large craft show that is held annually.

Kilmer said the eventual goal is to open it at least one day during the work week, as well.

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