The Friends of the Library to Host Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Easton Library will host their annual Used Book Sale at the Easton Public Library on Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 2 from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends’ members in good standing can arrive early at 8:30 a.m. to get a head start on the sale. 

As an added feature, this year the children’s book section will be available for perusing and buying on Friday Sept. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. to give an opportunity for parents/caregivers and their children time to browse and shop their section only.  School teachers of those grades are also welcome to join these youngsters.  Children must accompany adults to be eligible for this private shopping experience. 

Last year’s Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Photo courtesy of Beth Cliff

Books in good condition, DVDs, and CDs are available for purchase. Trade paperbacks sorted alphabetically by author – great mysteries and fiction plus non-fiction reads on a wide variety of topics, young adults, children’s picture books! – all will be ready for new ownership. To support the environment, prices will be reduced at noon on Sunday and by the close of the sale there will be a “fill a brown bag for $10”  promotion to complete the day.

Proceeds of the sale go to supporting the wishes and needs of the library that fall outside their current budget. Last year this included supporting the Summer Reading Program, providing free museum passes for library patrons, supporting the One Book One Town Program, and refurbishing the back patio for social functions with new pavers and umbrellas. 

The library is in planning stages to determine this year’s support. If you have a wish of your own let the Friends of the Library know at friends@eastonlibrary.org.  

A hardy troupe of Friends volunteers have been working throughout the summer and early fall to sort and categorize generous donations that have been left off at the library. (Donations are no longer accepted.) Friends thank Jesse Lee United Methodist Church who graciously allowed them to sort and store books there.

Volunteers are needed from Sept. 27 to 29  for set up and display, including Tuesday evening Sept. 27 at Jesse Lee, as the Boy Scouts physically move all the boxes that currently stored there back to Morehouse Road. No lifting required, just some gentle supervision. If you can help please contact Phyllis Machledt at pmachledt@gmail.com

There is also a need for merchandisers on Wednesday, Thursday and part of Friday to display everything, sort and alphabetize. If you can spend an hour, please fill out the available slots on the spreadsheet here: https://tinyurl.com/eastonfriendsvolunteers1.

Questions? Feel free to contact the President of the Friends directly, Beth Cliff, at encliff@gmail.com, or by text at 1.774.219.1620.  Others to reach out to include Ann Denton, George Hajek, Phyllis Machledt, Christine Lee, Kelly Byrne Skarupa and Lynn Zaffino, the Library Director. 

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