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Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Published: July 18, 2018

Do you love reading? Do you support libraries and learning? You’ll definitely want to make plans to attend the Friends of the Catawba County Library’s annual book sale!

Each summer, the Friends compile all the donations they receive throughout the year and put them out for the public to buy. Tables groan with volumes of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, health and fitness guides, romance novels, and much more. You’ll also find DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and occasionally, items like sheet music and vinyl records. If you’re looking to build your own library, this is the place to do it intensively and affordably!

With the money raised from the annual book sale, the Friends generously support the library’s initiatives, including Summer Learning, author visits, community reads, and other programs that promote early childhood literacy, job and career development, technology tutoring, and personal enrichment. The Friends also sponsor prizes for the library’s health and fitness challenges, support the Library Endowment, and sell gift baskets, flash drives, ear buds, canvas book bags, and coffee, not only to cultivate income for the library but also to make the library experience more comfortable and convenient for patrons.

More than anything, the Friends make the effort to get involved in community outreach, share their enthusiasm for the library, and promote the organization every chance they get. It’s this word of mouth and their tireless advocacy that do so much good for the causes that the library espouses. The group is an invaluable resource in facilitating the library’s role in the life of the community.

If you’d like to become a Friend of the Catawba County Library, memberships are available anytime at the branches and throughout the run of the book sale. They’re $10 for an individual, $15 for a family, and $25 for a business. Along with the Catawba County group, the library is also lucky to have two branch-specific Friends groups, which support the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch and the Claremont Branch. You’re also welcome to contribute to their efforts!

The days of the Catawba County Friends of the Library book sale, which benefits the entire system, are as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 1 from 4pm-7pm (members only; memberships available at the door)
  • Thursday, August 2 from 2pm-7pm
  • Friday, August 3 from 12n-4pm
  • Saturday, August 4 from 10am-1pm.

Prices are:

  • Hardbacks $1.50
  • Paperbacks 50¢
  • Children’s Books 25¢-50¢
  • DVDs and CDs $2.00
  • Bag Sale Saturday $5.00

If you’re not able to attend any of the book sale dates, know that several of the branches feature year-round book sales on dedicated shelves. Just ask a staff member if you don’t happen to see them.

We’re excited to offer you a great sale and hope you’ll find some outstanding reading materials for you and your loved ones. And thank you in advance for your support of the work that the library does!