State budget cuts have made it difficult for libraries to purchase books.
Houston County's Friends of the Library is in action this weekend to help solve that problem.
The ninth annual Houston County old book sale opened this morning, filling up the Georgia building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds with hardbacks and paperbacks of all genres.
President Georgette Lipford is looking forward to another year of helping out area libraries through the book sale.
"This is our big moneymaker for the year," said Lipford. "And the proceeds from this sale will go to the three Houston County libraries. The libraries pretty much depend on this money from us to buy new books. "
Houston County Friends of the Library have given over $200,000 to libraries in the past eight years.
The sale is crucial to area libraries, but Lipford isn't merely interested in helping libraries today. She is looking ahead in the interest of future generations, as well.
"We want to do what we can to give back to the library and preserve the libraries for our children and grand children."
The old book sale will continue at the Georgia Building at the Ga. National Fairgrounds in Perry through Saturday.
The hours at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission Friday and Saturday is free.