Friends of the Library’s Biggest Book Sale Ever

A core of hardworking volunteers has been working for months to sort, categorize and alphabetize these thousands of books.

Friends of the Library's Biggest Book Sale EverFernandina Beach, FL – The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library’s annual Fall Book Sale will be Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9 at the Peck Center Gym, 516 South 10th Street. The Gym will be packed with close to 20,000 books – novels, biographies, histories and dozens of other categories, plus CDs, DVDs, audio and children’s books. Most are priced just $.50 to $2.00.

“Our semi-annual sales have become very popular because things are so well organized. A core of hardworking volunteers has been working for months to sort, categorize and alphabetize these thousands of books. The job gets bigger every year and our volunteers really go the extra mile,” said Anne Sparkle, book sale chairman.

The sale opens to Friends of the Library (FOL) members only on Thursday Nov. 7, 5 pm–7 pm so they can get first choice of the selections. But anyone can attend by joining at the door: dues are $15 for students; $35 for individuals, $50 for a couple or $75 for a family. Everyone can browse and buy on Friday, Nov. 8, 9:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 am–2 pm.

The entire sale is organized and run by volunteers. All the books are donated and every penny raised provides new materials for the Fernandina Beach Library. These include books, e-books, subscriptions and periodicals, network access and databases for job applications, resumes, certification tests for various careers, and more. In the past two years alone, the FOL has donated more than $50,000 to the Library, thanks primarily to these semi-annual sales.

In addition to supporting the Library with annual contributions, Friends of the Library is raising funds to expand and renovate the facility in a joint project with the City of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. Construction of a new addition is expected to begin soon. For more information on FOL membership and how you can donate or help, visit www.fernandinaFOL.org, call (904) 321-6529 or e-mail info@fernandinaFOL.org.

Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation consisting of local citizens whose mission is to promote literacy and life-long learning and to advocate and raise funds for the library for the benefit of the community.

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