BOOK SALE NEWS
The feel of autumn is finally in the air, signaling our upcoming Fall Book Sale! In just two weeks, on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 am – 4:00pm, the library will be filled with every category of books–along with puzzles, games and special historical volume sets. On Monday, October 16, we will hold our traditional ‘Bag of Books’ sale-all you can fit into a bag–for $10.00 for the first bag, and $5.00 for the second bag. Doors open at 9:00 am and will be open until 6:00 pm. As always, we accept cash and personal checks only.
Our backroom shelves and backyard shed are overflowing with all the donations we have been receiving throughout the past six months, so there will be a wonderful selection and something for every interest! If you are unable to attend the sale, from mid-October through mid-November, we will resume our focused sales. At that time we will be featuring Science, Nature, Pets, Travel and Foreign Language books.
Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Essex Library!
-The Book Sale Committee
We cannot accept:
- Books with mold or water damage
- Magazines (including National Geographic)
- Text books over 2 years old or marked up items
- 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 bring items to the circulation desk. Donation can be dropped off during reualr library hours.
What happens to donations?
Donated items are screened for use by the library. If they do not go on the library shelves, they are sorted, priced, and put into categories for our book sales. 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 saved for subsequent focused sales or put on the Freebie cart near the library entrance.
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/PUZZLES
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