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Every book sale includes a silent auction. Stephanie Leaf gets one ready for last October's sale. Photo submitted

Friends of the Library seek donations for upcoming sale


The Friends of the Library are excited to announce their first book sale 2022, which  is scheduled for Thursday, May 5; Friday, May 6; and Saturday, May 7. It will take place as usual at the library in downtown Quincy. The Friends plan on donating most of the proceeds of this sale to the restoration of Greenville’s library services.

To increase the success of this sale, The Friends are now seeking donations of quality books and other media.  If you have books you’d like to donate, you can do so in one of two ways:

1) If you have three boxes or less,  bring them to the library’s front desk during regular hours. PLEASE don’t leave them on the porch.

2) If you have more than three boxes,  call Bev McColm at 283-3997 to arrange a time for delivery.

To guarantee the book sale’s success and to minimize the labors of their hard-working volunteers, The Friends ask that you follow their guidelines for book donations. The most important of these guidelines is that books must be in good, clean condition. They don’t accept magazines, outdated material (eg, old computer books), or encyclopedias.  Remember, if YOU wouldn’t buy it, The Friends probably can’t sell it.

Book sales are The Friends’ main source of fundraising for the many programs they support. Normally, these sales are held quarterly, in February, May, August, and November. However, because of coronavirus restrictions, The Friends have held only one book sale since February 2020. With the loosening of restrictions, the Friends of the Library are excited to resume their quarterly schedule and look forward to seeing all their old friends and making lots of new ones.

The Friends want to thank everyone for supporting their sales, through good times and bad. Now more than ever, libraries, literacy, and learning are vital to the health of our society. Thanks from all The Friends for supporting library services in our communities.



















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