But library officials said today that it had been for $80,000.
Library officials began planning for a new building in 1983.
The last time anyone had seen any of the works was on June 3, a library official said.
More than 1,100 of the town's 25,000 residents visit each day, library officials say.
Library officials said all profits would be used for cultural programs.
Last year about 48,000 books and records were checked out, library officials said.
Despite several telephone calls, library officials could not be reached for comment.
But library officials felt that a bigger stick was needed.
In recent weeks, library officials say, attendance has averaged 1,000 people a day.
But at a meeting of library officials last week, it was decided the materials should be shredded daily.