Book lovers flock to Wyoming

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August Clelland, 2, of Camlachie was among the book lovers browsing some of the estimated 13,500 reads available at the Lambton County Library Book Sale Wednesday in Wyoming.

It was a book-lovers paradise at the Wyoming Fairgrounds Wednesday as the Lambton County Library held its annual book sale.

An estimated 13,500 volumes were available to the public either $1 per book or $5 for a shopping bag full of summer reading material.

Brian Bowley, a technical services supervisor with Lambton County Libraries, says the county buys up to 20 copies of a book when it comes out, depending on the waiting list of readers. But after a few years, as people have read and returned the book, it sits on the shelf.

Bowley says computer program determines which books haven’t been checked out in three years and they’re offered for sale.

It’s estimated 13,500 were available at Wednesday’s event.

Harrison Vanleerzem, 3, left, and his sister Elsabeth, 5, were checking out some of the books available at the annual Lambton County Library sale Wednesday.
August Clelland, 2, of Camlachie was among the book lovers browsing some of the estimated 13,500 reads available at the Lambton County Library Book Sale Wednesday in Wyoming.
Book lovers browse some of the 13,500 tomes available at the Lambton County Library Book Sale Wednesday in Wyoming.