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Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale

April 21, 2017

The Library’s annual Spring Book Sale – hosted by the Friends of the Oakville Public Library (FOL) – will take place at the Oakville Public Library’s (OPL) Central Branch auditorium from May 4 through May 7.

The sale, which was previously scheduled to begin on May 3, has recently changed to open on May 4. The first day of the sale is open to FOL Members only, allowing members to gain early and exclusive access to browse through the large collection of items.

The sale officially opens to public on May 5, continuing through May 7.

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

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

This past March, the Friends of the Library held their first every Pop-Up Sale, garnering approximately $1,800. To date, these book sales have raised over $520,000 which has supported numerous library programs and services such as the annual TD Summer Reading Club.

The next FOL book sale will be held in the fall, from November 8-12, 2017.

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.

This ongoing initiative has been a highlight for the Library for well-over 10 years, and the Friends of the Oakville Public Library look forward to welcoming the community back again this spring.

For more information on the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, and the sale, please visit www.friendsofthelibrary.com.


A version of this article was originally published in the Oakville Beaver on April 21, 2017.