The Friends of the Hastings Public Library is sponsoring one of the state's largest used book sales next weekend with all proceeds going to the library.
The three-day "Visit Our Jungle" event runs Friday through Sunday, July 12-14 offering over 75,000 books for sale at the Hastings City Auditorium.
Volunteers have taken the donated books and library withdrawals and sorted out the damaged books while sorting the rest into more than 60 categories. Some of the categories include children's books, cookbooks, mysteries, do-it-yourself and romance novels, the largest and most popular category.
Most hardbacks are $1, paperbacks and children's books are 50¢. There is a $5 charge to attend the opening day, Friday from 5-9 p.m.
Admission is free on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday has a deal from 12-4 p.m. with all items going for $2 per bagful.