Find great deals on thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs and support Polk County Public Libraries at the same time at the Friends of the Polk County Public Libraries Fall Book Sale from Wednesday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Columbus Library at 1289 W. Mills St.
The first day of the sale is the exclusive Special Preview Day for Friends Only. From 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, current members of the Friends and those who join that day will have exclusive access to the Book Sale and the first opportunity to peruse and purchase items.
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 will be at the Book Sale and also can be downloaded at polklibrary.org/support/friends. In addition to getting a first look at the Fall Book Sale, joining the Friends helps raise money that directly benefits programs and more at Polk County Public Libraries.
The Fall Book Sale is:
- 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 (Special Preview Day for Friends Only)
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 (First day the sale is open to everyone)
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 (Select books free starting at 3 p.m.)
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 ($5 bag sale from 9 a.m.-noon.)
The Fall Book Sale features thousands of gently used items including a wide array of fiction and nonfiction titles in hardcover and paperback as well as DVDs and CDs. Items have been donated by members of the community or withdrawn from circulation at the Polk County Public Libraries. Other than specialty items and large coffee table books, most items at the sale will be priced at $1 or less.
Volunteers are still needed during the Fall Book Sale as well as for set-up beforehand and clean-up afterwards. If you can volunteer, please contact Friends Board Director John Kornmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends Book Sales are the primary fundraisers for the nonprofit Friends group with all proceeds going to support library projects and initiatives at the Columbus Library and Saluda Library. Initiatives include the summer reading programs, special events, professional development opportunities for library staff, appreciation events for library volunteers and free programs for adults and children.