Friends of Guelph Library prepare for book sale

Following the success of previous sales, The Friends of Guelph Library will extend this year’s book sale to a full weekend, Oct. 24 and 25.

Proceeds of the first two book sales – over $20,000 – were invested in a future gift to the new main library.

The Friends of Guelph Library, a group of volunteers, are committed to supporting the library through advocacy and special programs. Com­munity members are invited to donate gently used books and educational and entertainment items to the fall sale.

Until Aug. 31, donations of adult hardcover, paperback and children’s books, comic books, media items (LPs, CDs, VHS, DVDs) and complete puzzles and games may be dropped off by appointment (call 519-821-5874 or 519-836-0513).

From Sept. 1 to Oct. 16, dona­tions will be accepted at any branch of the Guelph library.

While sorting and pre­paring donations, volunteers will assess each item for its suitability for sale.

Some items cannot be accepted: please no encyclopedias, textbooks, Har­le­quin Romance, Readers Dig­est, National Geographic, audiocassettes or magazines.)

Volunteers are required for the many tasks involved in the enterprise.

Assistance is needed now to sort and transport dona­tions. Throughout September and October, additional vol­unteers will be needed to sort donat­ed materials and distri­bute publicity materials.

Help is required to set up and staff the sale and to help with the post-sale cleanup. Volunteers can call 519-821-0747 for further details.

The Friends of the Guelph Public Library invite area residents to support the library by participating in this event.

For additional information, phone 519-821-5874 or check the group’s website at www.­