Friends of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale

November 3, 2017

The Friends of the Oakville Public Library (FOL) will be hosting their annual Fall Book Sale at the Oakville Public Library’s (OPL) Central Branch Auditorium from Nov. 8-12.

The first day of the sale will be for FOL Members only, allowing individuals with memberships to gain early and exclusive access to browse through the large collections of items available this fall.

Community members have the opportunity to become a FOL Member by signing up at any of the library’s six branches and paying the annual fee of $10.

Doors will officially open to the public on Nov. 9, continuing through to the final day of the book sale on Nov. 12.

The Friends of the Oakville Public Library hold both a spring and a fall sale annually, allowing members of the Oakville community to purchase books, DVDs, and other gently used items for a minimal fee. Most books at the upcoming sale are selling for just $1.50/pound.

This past year, the Friends of the Library introduced their new Pop-Up Sale initiative. The Friends held three pop-up sales during the year – in March, July, and September – garnering approximately $5,000.

To date, the Friends of the Library book sales have raised over $525,000, which has supported numerous library resources, services, and programs like the library’s annual TD Summer Reading Club.

The next FOL book sale is scheduled to run in early next year from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, with a pop-up sale to follow from Jun. 2-3.

Individuals who are unable to attend any FOL sale have the option of purchasing items from the ‘Friendly Finds’ bookshelves located at all branches and at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

The annual book sales have been a highlight of the library for well over 10 years, and the Friends of the Oakville Public Library look forward to welcoming the community back again this fall.

For more information on the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, and the sale, please visit