Book Sale Information
The Friends will begin accepting donations with two Book Donation Days in May.
Book Donation Days
Thursday, May 13th and May 20th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Essex Library parking lot.
We can accept 2 bags or 2 wine case sized boxes per household. All books should be in good condition with no moldy, dirty, or smelly items. Please note, we are no longer accepting movies or music.
May Book Sale
May’s book sale will be a Gardening and DIY books. Hardcover books will be $3 each or 2 for $5. Paperbacks will be $2. Prices are unless otherwise marked.
Save the Date – Something For Everyone Book Sale
Saturday, June 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Outdoor “Something For Everyone” Book Sale. More details to follow. Rain date Saturday, June 19th.
We welcome donations of books in good condition for both adults and children.
We cannot accept:
- Books with mold or water damage
- Magazines (including National Geographic)
- Text books over 2 years old
- Technology books/manuals over 1 year old
- Movies, music, and audiobooks
- Books on business or health
When and where do I bring my donations to the library?
Please watch for updates.
What happens to donations?
Once accepted, donated items are screened for use by the library (and then cleaned if necessary). If they do not go on the library shelves, they are sorted, priced, and put into categories for the book sale. We do not have a lot of sorting room so they go into category boxes in the order in which they arrive. Items that don’t sell during our sales continue their journey and are distributed to the Newington VA, The Niantic Women’s Facility, and Goodwill. Items that are not in sellable condition are placed on the free shelves near the library copier or sent to the recycling room at the dump.
Can I get a tax deduction?
The library will be happy to give you a form that thanks you for your donations but does not put a monetary value on them. Ask for the form when you bring in your donation items.
More questions about donations?
What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?
ACTIVITIES AND GAMES
CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT – including Board Books
DIY – Do It Yourself – Crafts, Woodworking, Etc.
LITERATURE / DRAMA – Short Stories, Essays, Plays
MISCELLANEOUS – Topics that do not fit elsewhere
SELF-HELP – Yoga, Philosophy, Psychology, Personal Growth