Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star
Rita Fraune and her dog Joey, along with Ardeth Glomski pose inside the very full Book Barn located next to the Hot Springs Public Library.
HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Book Barn will officially re-open next Friday, June 19, but if you happen to drive by now and see cars there, you’re welcome to stop in and buy books, says Rita Fraune with the Friends of the Library. Hours are Fridays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fraune, along with the manager of the book barn Ardeth Glomski and many other volunteers, have been very busy organizing and stocking shelves in anticipation of the reopening after receiving several thousand books, CDs, DVDs and VCR tapes, many of which are from the estate of Keely Lake, who was a 1990 Hot Springs High School graduate and passed away earlier this year.
This is the ninth year that the Book Barn has been open to the public for the purchase of donated books and other items. All funds raised goes to the library.
Paperbacks are .50 cents each, hardbacks are $1.00 except for some specially-priced books, including old books and histories pertaining to South Dakota. All Bibles and children books are free.
With over 40,000 items for sale, the book barn has 87 different categories including fiction, non-fiction (all wars from the Revolutionary to the Middle East), music, financial, autobiography, biography, antiques and collectibles, medical, diet, cookbooks, large print, mystery, science fiction, self-help, religious, classics, travel, gardening, landscaping, carpentry, poetry, arts and crafts, writing, pets, animals, humor, games and puzzles.
This year, they also received a large selection of cartoon books, including Far Side and others.
Some of the upcoming special sales days include:
Friday, June 19 (9am-4pm) VCR tapes 10 for $1, Kids tapes FREE
Saturday, July 4 (9am-1pm) Hardback fiction 4 for $1
Friday, July 18 (9am-4pm) Paperback fiction 5 for $1
Saturday, Aug. 1 (9am-1pm) Sci-Fi 5 for $1
Friday, Aug. 21 (9am-4pm) Non-fiction 5 for $1
Saturday, Sept. 5 (9am-1pm) Cookbooks 5 for $1
Friday, Sept. 18 (9am-4pm) CDs 10 for $1
Saturday, Oct. 1 (9am-1pm) All red dot books 10 for $1