West Sussex libraries appeal for new books

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LIBRARIES in West Sussex are asking people to donate their books in a bid to improve readers’ choice in their branches.

Last year saw more than 7,000 books added to their collection and the service is hoping to exceed that target in 2012.

Staff are looking for fiction and non-fiction books in excellent condition at less than four years old in hardback or under two years in paperback.

They will assess all of the donated items – which may be used in any library throughout West Sussex. Any books that cannot be used could be sold or recycled.

Cllr Lionel Barnard, who oversees libraries in the county, said: ‘This is an excellent opportunity to support our local libraries and to keep the shelves full with lots of choice.’ Call (01243) 642111.