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Book sale total for 2020: $15,814

PRESS PHOTO BY DANA GRUBB In 2020 the Bethlehem Area Public Library was only able to hold one of its traditional inside book sales, in January, before the pandemic closed and later limited operations. In place of the normal format, four drive-up book sales were held in front of the main branch, where New and Church streets intersect. The fourth and final drive-up sale was held Nov. 7, earning the library an additional $1,388, which brought total book sale proceeds to $15,814 for 2020. Book sale coordinator Laurel Stone says weather and the COVID virus will determine when the next sale can be held in 2021. Above: Book sale coordinator Laurel Stone sorts the bags of books by genre as she prepares for the Nov. 7 drive-up book sale.