The Friends Fall Used Book sale in November netted $5,029.95 thanks to a cadre of volunteers headed by Carol Woodford. That total was a substantial increase over recent sales that have run between four thousand and forty-five hundred dollars.
Carol attributes the increase to three changes made for this sale. One was stripping the Mylar plastic covers from many of the library discards in the sale. The second was elimination of the five-dollars-a-bag-full sale on Saturday. The third was enabling customers to pay by credit card.
The objective of the sale is to raise funds for the Library. These funds go to teen and children’s programs, including Summer Reading, cultural programs–music, lectures, and even simulated radio dramas–produced by Friends, and furniture and equipment for the Library. The twice a year used book sales are by far the biggest income source for our Friends of the Library.
A great deal of preparation is needed between sales. Patron-donated and library-discarded books are reviewed for sale online. The vast majority are then sorted and boxed for the sale. Carol noted that library discards without their plastic Mylar jackets sell better. More volunteers are needed for this additional process and to help with all the other tasks related to Friends’ book sales. If you’re interested, give Carol a call at 503 357-2606 or email email@example.com.