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Rare books to be on sale Saturday at Riverside Regional Library

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Clerk Gwen Streeter displays a book, one of the 1,000 rare books in a collection recently was donated to the Riverside Regional Library in Benton. The books, which span over 100 years, will be for sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the library.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

BENTON -- A personal book collection comprised of works spanning over 100 years will be available through a library fundraiser this weekend in Scott County.

Bernice Kern, librarian at Riverside Regional Library in Benton, said a patron passed away this year and left part of a rare book collection -- which includes over 1,000 titles -- to the library.

"We've never encountered anything like this before," said Kern, who is in her 38th year as the Benton librarian. "Most of these books are authors we do not recognize because they're so old."

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