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Book Sales and Volunteering

The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Library hold three book sales annually as well as on-going book sales.  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  Books for our sales come from donations as well as books withdrawn from the library collection.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.

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Ongoing Book Sale

Throughout the year the Friends offer gently-used books for sale.

The Friends Bookshelf near the front door.

♦ 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

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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 

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Set up tables and shelves; cashier, help customers; clean-up/put away

To Volunteer

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.






Book Donations

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 cannot 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

Book Donation Days

The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Library will be accepting book donations on the dates listed below. We request that you only bring books that we will be able to sell (see below for items we will not accept).


Book Donation Schedule

None Currently Scheduled


The Book Sales are a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras funded by the Friends. All proceeds from the sales benefit the library.


Please Note: We reserve the right to NOT take items we deem not able to sell, for example,

NO   Books that are musty, moldy, smelly, damaged.

NO   Encyclopedias, Time Life or other book sets, condensed books, magazines.

NO   Videotapes or Cassette Tapes or outdated computer games.

NO   Outdated textbooks, travel guides, computer, science, business, legal or medical books published more than 5 years ago.

Items especially needed and wanted: Children’s books & Large Print books


Your book donations are very important to the success of our book sales. We gratefully accept donations of books in good condition.

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