Organized by the City of Laval’s public library network, a mega sale of books and used materials proved to be highly successful when it was held recently. Held on May 6 and 7 at the Cartier Arena, more than 4,000 people attended and $38,920.48 in sales were recorded by the staff.
During the annual event, library staff bring together books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, encyclopedias and many other materials coming from surplus library stock and donations made by citizens. This year more than 38,685 documents were on sale at a cost of $3 per kilo.
The money gathered is reinvested each year in cultural programs offered at branches of the Laval public library network during the fall, winter and summer. They include discussions, conferences, creative workshops, shows and training sessions in new technologies.
Unsold materials are offered free of charge to non-profit organizations in Laval which are recognized by the municipality. This year, 16 such organizations were able to benefit from these donated materials.