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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Books bought this weekend could help the New Hanover County Library reach a substantial goal.

The Friends of the Library is holding its semiannual book sale. Since the group first began holding book sales in 1983 it has raised $945,000. With this sale, the group hopes to raise $55,000, which will break the $1 million mark this weekend. That’s money that goes right back to the library.

“It’s exciting because we’ve done so exponentially better the past couple of years and we’re really proud of the work, the community donates the books then the community volunteers, works year round sorting books packing them up and then the community comes and buys them,” Friends of the Library board member Anne Langan said.

The book sale kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. for members. The public sale starts Saturday at 9 a.m. It ends Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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