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Monroe Symphony League Book Sale Features Summer Reading and Listening

Dennis S. Hurd
Volunteers organize the books into categories.

Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to pick up a good book. The Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 and Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 in the MSL Book Room.

"The Monroe Symphony League is a group of people who support the Monroe Symphony Orchestra by making money," volunteer Jorenda Stone says, laughing. "One way we make money is by selling gently used books at the Monroe Symphony League Book Room." In addition to supporting the symphony and its general fund, Monroe Symphony League also raises funds that support educational programs for students, such as the Sound Safari and the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition. New Music on the Bayou, a summer festival celebrating composers from around the world, also receives support and funding from the league. 

"Our purpose is to support good music in the community." Jorenda Stone, MSL

According to Mark Henderson, books go through a methodical sorting process before they make their way onto the shelves. Books are separated into hard- and paperback covers, genres, and then alphabetized by author's last name. On top of books, the Monroe Symphony League accepts donations of audio-visuals, including vinyls, CDs, and DVDs.

More information about the Monroe Symphony League is available here.