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By Laura Van Wert

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The 16th annual Friends of the Jefferson Hills Library used book sale and the second boutique salon will begin on April 11 with a preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. and continues April 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is $5 bag day.

Tickets for the preview party are $8 in advance and $10 the day of.

Last year's used book sale — which included a preview cocktail party, used and antique book sale, raffles and boutique items — brought in around $7,000, said Valerie Bailey, treasurer of the Friends of the Jefferson Hills Library.

“That's our best book sale, ever,” Bailey said. “We did a wonderful job last year.”

Those books not purchased will be donated to Goodwill after the sale, Bailey said. Coupons that appeared in the fall donations mailer and the Thomas Jefferson High School musical program can be used to received a free book at the sale. Likewise, bringing this story to the sale will yield a free book.

“We get new books every year,” she said.

The boutique salon will feature gently used accessories such as purses, belts, hats, picture frames and jewelry, said Lisa Albrecht, who along with Holly Schrum, serve as the boutique's chairwomen.

“Some of these the pieces are very, very nice,” Albrecht said.

All items are washed before being displayed, she said.

The Friends of the Jefferson Hills Library, a nonprofit, was established in 1997 to support the library by raising funds and providing volunteers for activities. Funding raised by the Friends group go toward purchasing non-budgeted materials for the library such as books or e-readers, said Gil Smith, president of the Friends of the Jefferson Hills Library.

Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at



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