Book Sales and Volunteering
The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Library hold three book sales annually as well as an on-going book sale. ALL proceeds from these sales help support the programs at the library including the museum passes, children’s programs, speakers, as well as supplies and equipment for the programs. Books for our sales come from donations as well as books withdrawn from the library collection. Proceeds from the book sales are 40% of the income of the Friends used to support the library.
Book sales are a lot of work! We have volunteers who sort book donation throughout the year and we also need help setting up for the sales. We appreciate the wonderful volunteers who give of their time to make these book sales so successful and we welcome any new volunteers to join us.
Friends Bag of Books Sale
FFriday - October 18 2 - 4pm
Saturday - October 19 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday - October 20 12 - 2 pm
If you love books (and we know you do!) come to the Friends Fall Bag-of-Books Sale during the 30th Annual Harvest Festival on the Sturbridge Town Common. We'll provide you with a bag you can fill with books -- for only $3 for a small bag and $5 for a large one (bags provided)! You can also visit our year-round book sales in the Library - The Friends Bookshelf (across from main desk) and The Bookstore Upstairs (on the mezzanine)
Ongoing Book Sale
Throughout the year the Friends offer gently-used books for sale in two locations:
The Friends Bookshelf across from main desk
Upstairs Book Store (Mezzanine)
♦ Book shelves are restocked on a regular basis
♦ Same great prices – Hardcover $1; Paperback & Children’s 50¢
♦ Pay for these books at the main desk
♦ We also sell books on line http://www.amazon.com/shops/sturbridge_library
How You Can Help
Many volunteers are needed to prepare for and work the days of the book sales. Below are some of the ways you can help if you are interested in volunteering.
Before/between book sales
Sort donated books, organize books on shelves, publicity
Set up tables and shelves; cashier, help customers; clean-up/put away
TO VOLUNTEER or for more information, you can contact the Book Sale Coordinator directly, or you can leave your name and phone number or e-mail at the front desk at the library. When the sorting schedule is posted, you are welcome to just show up on the day and time scheduled.
The Friends welcome all books in clean and good condition, and we especially love to get good quality children’s books and large print books. Also DVD’s, and CD’s in good condition.
We can not accept materials that we can not sell – falling apart or moldy books, (if they smell they can’t sell), magazines, encyclopedias, books on topics that date rapidly that are more than five years old
We are grateful for all of the donations
Book Sale Coordinators:
Jane Zavistoski 508-347-9252
Leila Glaser 508-347-2039