Anyone who enjoys the Stillwater Public Library’s LexiCon, children’s summer programs or other events is encouraged to drop by the Stillwater Public Library’s Fall Used Book Sale being held Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Thousands of books, movies and audios will be on sale to raise money to purchase new library books and equipment and to fund library programming.
The semi-annual event kicks off Thursday with a Friends of the Library Member Preview from 5-8 p.m. Anyone who purchased a membership during the 2017 calendar year is eligible to attend, but non-members can quickly join at the door for just $10.
The Friends of the Library, who organize and run the sale, hope to keep books affordable and in the homes of Stillwater community members, so item pricing remains very low. Hardbacks sell for $1.00, paperbacks and audio visual material for .50 and children’s books for just.25.
The sale continues and is open to the public on Friday from 12-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday is the popular $1 per bag sale. Shoppers will be given bags they can fill with books of their choice. There is no limit on the number of bags purchased. The bag sale takes place 1:30-4 p.m.
The book sale consists mainly of donations brought in from community members throughout the year. Material includes children’s books, fiction, mystery, science fiction, biographies, classics, non-fiction covering all subjects and many hard-to-find and out-of-print items.
Donations are still being accepted and can be brought directly to the Stillwater Public Library at the corner of 12th and Duck. Carts are available and staff can assist as needed. Donation receipts can also be requested. Collection bins located at other sites in town are not related to and do not benefit the Stillwater Public Library.