We’ve never done this before, but we heavily weeded our fiction section midwinter, and had plenty of books to do something with, books that are really in good shape. See, we have a lot of duplicate copies, so our first wave of weeding was to reduce duplicate copies for books that no longer have good circulation stats. We had some ideas of what to do with them, but we asked if we could perhaps sponsor a book sale. All other options don’t generate any funds. Happily our principal said yes. We just started it and have already sold around 25 books.
What will we do with the funds?
Well, our requirement is to buy more books. So we are planning a shopping spree with the cash made here, and we are going to let our students help pick out the titles. We won’t generate a lot of funding here, but every little bit helps, especially at the end of the school year which is upon us, when we have no remaining funds in our account.