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Staunton: Library Book Sale begins April 9

Friends of the LibraryThe Friends of the Staunton Library will kick off its annual book sale on Tuesday, April 9.

The non-profit group hosts large book sales twice a year on the second floor of the Staunton Public Library, and ongoing sales on the first and ground floors. Book sales are significant fundraisers for the library, and donated materials and volunteer help are welcomed and appreciated for the sales.

Sarah Skrobis, the library’s director, said she’s always impressed by the generosity of Staunton residents who volunteer their time and contribute books to support the sales.

“The Friends’ book sales are so important to the Library, because all the proceeds go right back into serving the Staunton community by allowing the Friends to sponsor special events, purchase additional materials for the collections, and much more,” Skrobis said. “In addition, the Friends supplement City funding to support big projects like the first-floor facelift going on right now.”

Members’ Preview

Members of the Friends of the Library will get to shop early from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9. Anyone can become a member for as little as $10 on Tuesday to be admitted to the Members’ Preview for the best selection. Most items are priced between 25 cents and $2.

The remainder of the sale will occur as follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10
  • 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 12
  •  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 – fill a bag for $3
  • 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14 – fill a bag for $1

Teachers, students and nonprofits can come and get free books from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the final two days of the sale—April 13 and 14.

About the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Staunton Library is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer support and raises funds that enhance the programming, technology and collections of the Staunton Public Library. Interested in a membership? Join online.