Christmas comes early for book lovers

Half-off book fair underway at Headquarters Library

— Parents looking to give the gift of reading to their children have a place to find presents this week.

The Clayton County Library System opened its winter Scholastic Half-Price Book Fair Friday at the Headquarters Library Branch, located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. It will continue until Dec. 15.

The library system gets a percentage of the sales in the form of credits to buy books that can be given out as prizes during the system’s Summer Reading Program.

All books, school supplies and educational games sold at the book fair will be sold at 50-percent off. Library patrons can pay with cash, checks, purchase orders, debit cards and credit cards, according to library officials.


sadbutnotsurprised 2 years, 11 months ago

It's a nice idea but I would be REALLY careful in buying or even reading library books. The New York Times, just this past week, ran an article about how bedbugs are infesting library books, hitchiking back to the library from homes that have them. So beware before you read or buy a library book. So glad I have an e-reader!


OscarKnight 2 years, 11 months ago

..Sad; Thanks for this warning.


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