Support Polk County Public Libraries at Friends Book Sale from May 9-12

The Friends of the Polk County Public Libraries' Spring Book Sale will feature thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs.

Get great deals and help support Polk County Public Libraries at the Friends of the Polk County Public Libraries’ Spring Book Sale from May 9 to 12 at the Columbus Library at 1289 W. Mills St.

The first day of the sale – Wednesday, May 9 – is a Special Preview Day from 3 to 7 p.m. exclusively for current Friends and for those who join the Friends that day at the sale. Annual memberships with the nonprofit Friends group are $10 for individuals and $15 for families living in the same household. Individual lifetime memberships are $100. Membership forms also can be downloaded at

Baby Bookworms is one of the many enriching programs offered by Polk County Public Libraries.

All proceeds from the Spring Book Sale will help the Friends support Polk County Public Libraries. Projects and initiatives the Friends help fund include the children’s Summer Reading Program, special events, professional development opportunities for library staff, appreciation events for library volunteers and free programs.

The Spring Book Sale will feature thousands of gently used fiction and nonfiction titles in hardcover and paperback as well as DVDs and CDs. Items have been donated by individuals or withdrawn from circulation at the Polk County Public Libraries. Many items at the sale will be priced at $1 or less. The Spring Book Sale dates and hours are:

  • Special Preview Day for Friends – Wednesday, May 9, 3-7 p.m. Exclusively for current Friends and for people who join the Friends that day at the sale.
  • Thursday, May 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m. this day, select books will be free.
  • Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m-3 p.m. The $5 bag sale is from 9 a.m.-noon this day.

Polk County Public Libraries system consists of the Columbus Library, the Saluda Library  and outreach services. The Libraries offer books, movies, music, audiobooks and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, as well as public computers and wireless internet access.

Polk County Public Libraries is part of NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of public libraries in 40 North Carolina counties that is dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. Through NC Cardinal, Polk County Public Libraries’ patrons have access to more than 6.4 million items statewide.

Polk County Public Libraries also has regularly scheduled programs for people of all ages. Children’s programming includes Baby Bookworms, Rising Readers, Kids Programs and Teen Scene. Programs for adults include book clubs, craft activities, basic computer classes and Film Fridays. Upcoming events for all ages include a Royal Wedding Tea Party on May 15 at the Columbus Library, Team Trivia on May 18 at the Tryon Coffeehouse Co-op and a Cat Cafe with adoptable cats from Foothills Humane Society on May 22 at the Saluda Library. For more details and a full schedule of upcoming programming, visit