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Friends of the Abilene Library book sale breaks record

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ABILENE, Texas - It was a record-breaking year for the Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale.

According to board president Matt Preston, the three-day total was $66,051. That beats last year's grand total of $56,279 by nearly $10,000. Preston made the announcement during an appreciation luncheon Wednesday at the main library downtown for all of those that took part in the sale.

Preston said the money they raised will go a long way. They'll be able to buy new books and new library equipment, as well as provide staff training at the library.

Some of that money will also go towards the completion of the new south branch location at the Mall of Abilene, expected to open later this year.

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