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Surplus Books Available to Public


Last updated 3/19/2019 at 4:52pm

The Polk County Public Schools surplus book warehouse is a treasure trove filled with hidden gems of knowledge.

Every week, people dig through thousands of old textbooks and library books that would otherwise be destined for recycling. Instead, the books find new life as they make their way into the hands of other young learners.

Best of all? They're free.

"It's like a box of Cracker Jack," said Michael Boire, gesturing to the hundreds of boxes stacked throughout the warehouse. "You never know what prize you'll find inside."

Boire helps organize and run the surplus book warehouse at 965 SR...

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