After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.
The Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the library, was forced to cancel its last two book sales, in the spring and fall, after a donation of books infested with bed bugs threw all or most of the several thousand books being prepared for sale under suspicion (they were never mixed with the library’s collection).
The book-living bugs spent the past year in a semi-trailer, cast off to starve to death under quarantine. Now, the books are fit for sale.
I must admit this headline gave me pause.