Donation helps library book sale

Donald Cook unloads boxes of books for his father, Will Cook, at the Wapakoneta Library on Friday before the Friends of the Library's book sale. The elder Cook donated over 100 books to the sale, which begins on Thursday.
Staff Writer

It takes a community effort to put on the annual Friends of the Wapakoneta Library Book Sale, but one local man is going above and beyond.

Rev. Will Cook, a retired pastor and Wapakoneta native, stopped by the library on Thursday to donate a significant portion of his collection, 15 boxes full of more than 100 books to be sold at the sale.

Cook, the founder of the Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue, Ohio, is trying to clear some crowded bookshelves in his home, where he lives with his son, Donald.

"I'm 93-years-old," Cook said. "As a minister, and editor of a magazine, I acquired a lot of books."

But when it came to cleaning out the space, he didn't want to just send them anywhere.

So he decided on the Book Sale.

"I know that a lot of them won't sell, but the monetary value isn't that important to us," Cook said."It's a place that somebody might pick one of the books up."

Cook donated...

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