Friends of Library Book Sale, 3/23 -3/25

Friends of Library Book Sale, 3/23 -3/25

Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library is nationally recognized with a “Star Ranking.” And it is the only Colorado five-star library. Some of that star power is thanks to the Friends of the Library, which announces its next used book sale for Friday-Sunday, March 23-25. Call Nancy for info: 970-708-4769. 


The Library Journal Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation. To receive a Library Journal Index score, a library must have a legal service area population of at least 1,000; spend at least $10,000 annually; and report all of the data required to calculate its score. Eligible libraries are grouped by total operating expenditures and then, within each of those groups, rated based on how those five measures compare to the peer group’s averages.

“WPL continues to earn this ranking due the hard working and creative staff and because of our awesome community of supportive patrons,” explained library director Sarah Landeryou.

And also the efforts of the Friends of the Library (FOL)., which works to enhance what the Library offers.

The FOL is one of the hardworking nonprofits in the Telluride region (among 100+)m but it tends to fly under the radar.

That is until one of its BIG USED BOOK SALES.

The Friends of the Library’s BIG USED BOOK SALE returns to the Program Room at the library on Friday and Saturday, March 23– 24, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.; March 25. 10 a.m.- noon. (Breakdown is Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. If you help you can earn a free FOL membership.)

Friends of the Library Book Sale volunteers and current members get to pre-shop the sale on Thursday, March 22, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.        

Become a FOL member at the sale and get four books free. 

Kids get a free book on Saturday.

Big Bag Sale: Saturday 4-6 p.m. and Su day 10- noon. FOL provides the bag; supporters fill it for $10.

More about FOL:

In addition to maintaining our business partners program and conducting big book sales to handle library discards and donations, FOL fields funds requests from library staff.

FOL’s gifts to the community via the Telluride Library include but are not limited to:

• A mobile kitchen cart, self-checkout machine

• 10 Townie Bikes (very pink!)

• “Read With Hart” Little Free Library & a drop box for library materials in Placerville (at the M&M Mercantile)

• Program support for Jose Luis Orozco, Brian Selznick, Bioneers, Books & Cooks, etc.

• Energy-efficient lighting for the Telluride Room

• Blu-Ray projector, sound system and kitchen for the Program Room.


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