Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

fol-logoTelluride’s Friends of the Library was established to assist the San Miguel County Public Library District #1. The goals of the organization include promoting public awareness of library services, support for library improvement and advancement, and sponsoring cultural and educational programs & activities.

The Library Used Book Sale, the Friends’ major public fundraiser, takes place this year as follows:

Thursday, September 19: Pre-sale for FOL members and volunteers only.

Friday and Saturday, September 20 and September 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Note: Join or rejoin FOL at the sale (or pre-sale), get 4 books free – & your membership will be extended through 2014. As ever, kids get a free book on Saturday.

The books for sale are culled from the library shelves; many are donations from individuals in the community.

Prices? Nothing over $2.25, including books, CD’s DVD’s and audio books.

Unsold books go to Better World Books, which sells sell them on-line. FOL receives a percentage of the proceeds, five percent of which go to its choice of literacy projects such as Room to Read, Books For Africa, The Nat’l Center for Family Literacy & Worldfun. Since 2003, BWB has donated over $9 million to their literacy partners to start libraries, build schools, train teachers & provide scholarships, and have reused or recycled more than 54 million books.

Volunteers: Can you help?

September 19 – Set-up , 9:30 a.m.-1:00p.m. / 1-4:30  p.m.
September 20 –Sale,10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. / 2-6:00 p.m.
September 21– Sale, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. / 2-6:00 p.m.
September 22 – Break-down,10-a.m. 2:00 p.m. /1:00-5:00 p.m.
September 23 – Break-down, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (If necessary)
Note:  Set-up volunteers get to shop while they work on Thursday, September 19. Break-down volunteers get a free FOL membership or 5 books free if they’re already a member.
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