Friends of the Acton Libraries
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Friends of the Acton Libraries
Friday, May 31, 2013, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.
For more than 40 years, the Friends have been holding book sales in Acton. These popular events draw hundreds of book lovers to the Library meeting room, where thousands of great books can be found at rock-bottom prices.
sales begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. promptly. The best selection is
right at the beginning, and so, too, are the biggest crowds.
take place in the first-floor meeting room near the Library's main entrance.
Children's books, as well as many adult paperbacks, are in the Solarium--the
space just to the left of where you enter the library. Though the selection
is best early, bargains can still be unearthed as the day goes on, and
the later you come, the more pleasurable your browsing experience is
likely to be. Please check the Events
Calendar for book sale times and to learn about the exclusive
Book Sale Prices
(subject to change)
Children's Hardcovers: $2.00
Children's Paperbacks: $1.00
Children's Videos and Cassettes: $1.00
Most Hardcover Books*: $2.00
Most Trade Paperbacks*: $2.00
Mass Market Paperbacks: $1.00
and CDs: $2.00
Cassettes and Records: $1.00
books cost a few dollars more. Prices are clearly marked on stickers on
Book Sale Leftovers
People often ask us where the leftover books go at the end of a sale.
We are lucky to be in touch with volunteers from charitable organizations
who take many of them.
represent a charitable organization and would like books, please contact
Carol Domblewski at email@example.com or 978/263-2046 before the
sale. The privilege of collecting on the day of the sale is extended only
at certain times and to those who have called in advance.
The Friends are grateful to everyone who donates books.
be donated at any time the library is open. We welcome all books in good condition,
and we especially love to get
good-quality children's books.
something is torn, moldy, or marked up heavily we do not resell it. We also cannot resell, and so no longer accept, magazines, videotapes or cassette tapes.
plan on donating books, please understand that we cannot guarantee the
destination or use of that book. Some people donate to us thinking their
donation will end up on the Library shelves. Occasionally,
that does happen. The staff checks most donations to see whether they
contain a book that the library might wish to purchase, replace, or own
additional copies of. But patrons cannot earmark donations for the Library.
Also, we cannot accept books on the day of the sale because we screen,
sort, and evaluate donations, all of which requires more time, thought,
and effort than we can afford to give them on sale days.
All donations to the Friends of the Acton Libraries are deductible to
the extent permitted by law. Copies of our exemption letter, our exemption
application, and all supporting documents are available for public inspection
at the Acton Memorial Library.
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