Proceeds raised by the book sales support enhancements to the library programs and services.
While we had to cancel the 2020 Fall Book Sale at Centennial Hall because of the pandemic’s impact, the Friends did conduct a mini-sale in late November due to the interest from a group of daycare and early childcare workers interested in obtaining easy-read books for their respective programs.
The Friends Executive organized a small drive-up sale in the parking lot of the Byron Branch Library (a location that allows easy access to our storage warehouse). Materials were selected and bagged by the sorting team and members of the Friends Board. Information about the sale was sent out to prospective agencies in advance and buyers were able to come by to pick up a bag of books for $10 without leaving their car. The sale was very successful and generated revenues of $330.
At this time no further mini-sales have been planned as it is hoped that the Library Store will be re-opening soon. We also anticipate a Fall Book Sale at Centennial Hall in October 2021.