Friends of the Folsom Libray Book Sale September 12-14
Aug 22, 2014 09:48AM
● By Brenna McGowan
The Friends of the Folsom Library will hold its next semi-annual book sale on the weekend of September 12-14 in the Folsom Library!
These popular sales offer thousands of gently used books at rock-bottom prices: One dollar for hardback and trade (soft cover) fiction; $2 for hardback nonfiction; $1.50 for nonfiction trades; 75 cents (three for $2) for pocket books. All children's books are just 50 cents. A few specialty items may be marked slightly higher.
The sale begins with an early bird night Friday, September 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for the opportunity to choose from the best selection (Friends members get in free).
Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14, are free admission; hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Sunday is the Friends’ popular "bag day" – fill a grocery-size sack with as many books as you can squeeze in for only $5. No limit on the number of bags you can buy.
All books at the sale are donations in excellent condition, and every genre is well represented.
The Friends is a nonprofit corporation whose sole mission is to support the Folsom Public Library. The Friends donations pay for most of the programming the patrons enjoy – from toddler storytimes to special senior activities. In the past two decades, the Friends has given more than a quarter-million dollars for library materials and programs. Last year, the organization provided the funds to replace the 28 public computers, which are free for patrons’ use.
The book sales and its BOOKtique bookstore inside the library are the Friends' primary fundraisers. Every penny donated to the Friends benefits the Folsom Library.
Blog post information courtesy of Friends of the Folsom Library.