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Craig library to receive big book donation

The public library in Craig is about to receive more than 30 boxes of new books donated recently by participants of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association fall trade show in Tacoma, Washington.

The Craig Public Library was nominated for the annual Michael Pritikin Rural Library Project donation by Ketchikan’s Parnassus Books and Juneau’s Hearthside Books.

The donated books have an estimated retail value of $15,000, and will be shipped at no cost to the library by Partners West Books Distributors.

The rural library project started in 1992.  The program was renamed in 2009 for longtime bookseller and project coordinator Michael Pritikin, who was killed in an automobile accident.

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