The News-Enterprise is hosting an on-site used book sale Saturday to help local schools.

The sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the news­paper’s office at 408 W. Dixie Ave. in Eliza­beth­town. The sale takes place in the front parking lot rain or shine. More than 5,000 books are avail­able for purchase.

“The outpouring of the community has been tremendous,” said Mark Jenkins, circulation manager of The News-Enterprise and or­gan­i­zer of the sale. “Everyone bringing in the books shows that the written word or the printed word is still very much in demand.”

Proceeds from the sale support the News­paper-­in-­Edu­cation pro­gram, which provides newspapers for instructional purposes to participating classrooms in the Hardin County and Elizabethtown In­de­pen­dent school districts and other private school classrooms across the county.

“This gives teachers an invaluable tool to educate students and young adults on the value of true journ­al­ism. This is very important as young people now encounter more news and articles that may not be reliable or accurate on a daily basis,” Jenkins said.

Some of the works at the book sale range from the Harry Potter series to well-­known classics such as The Odyssey to the works of famous authors such as Stephen King, George R.R. Martin and Charles Dickens.

An additional assortment of DVDs, CDs and other items also are available for purchase.

Hardback books are $1, paperback books are 50 cents, DVDs are $1, and 3 CDs are $1. All sales are cash only and final.

For more information call 270-505-1434 or email msepulveda@thenewsenterprise.com.

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