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Friends of the EPL kick off book sale

The Friends of the Ennis Public Library kicks off their annual book sale today and it seems to be one of the most worthwhile events around.
In addition to encouraging community members to come into the library during the event’s three-day run, it’s motivating people to read more and to socialize and bond with others over reading.

We could all use more books and reading in our lives and certainly more intelligent conversations about books we’ve read or things learned from those books.

Odds are, there is way too much TV watching going on that is, let’s just say, less than educational.

Let’s be honest, unless you’re watching the Discovery Channel 24/7 (even their programming is lacking at times), you’d probably be better served reading a book.

We’re all guilty of indulgent watching of some ridiculous mind-numbing programs on television and that’s OK, sometimes that’s needed.

But why not change things up a little and stop by the book sale some time in the next few days just to see what they’re about?

If there is time in the day to watch over-dramatic dramas, silly sitcoms or overdose on reality TV there is likely half an hour that can be carved out somewhere in there to head down to the Ennis Public Library and scope out the offerings.

As an avid reader, I am beside myself with excitement to have access to what is basically a well-stocked discount book store with a variety of topics and genres to choose from.

It’s an adventure to peruse the many titles and see which one will speak your language or catch your eye. It’s an activity for all ages too.

Parents can take their children to pick out a book, which in addition to being a great family activity can provide hours more quality time.

Patsy Grider is the publicity chairman for the event and said there
are books in paperback, hardback, audio books, movies, children’s books, cookbooks and the list goes on.

This is, in large part, a result of the generous book donations from community members. This is proof that there are plenty of Ennis citizens who love to read and further evidence of the unfailing generosity that I have witnessed in the short time I’ve been here.

If you don’t check out the Friends’ book sale for your own self-indulgent book-loving reasons then definitely do it because it helps them serve the community throughout the year.

If you’ve ever taken your child to the EPL’s Summer Reading Program or dropped your teenager off for Teen Read activities then you’ve directly benefited from the generosity of time and money that the Friends provide.

They help out with countless activities at the library throughout the year and the members work hard to serve the community and have fun while doing so.

Stop by the Friends of the Ennis Public Library’s book sale today through Saturday to meet volunteers and talk with them about the many ways they help out at the library. You’ll likely be so impressed you’ll run right over and start book shopping. Enjoy.

Kacy Hibdon is a staff writer for the Ennis Daily News and would spend all day reading if she had the time. She can be reached at kacy@ennisdailynews.com.

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