SCARSDALE, N.Y. – With the academic school year just weeks away, members of the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library are gearing up to host one of their most popular annual fundraisers.
For weeks, volunteers with the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library have been busy collecting thousands of new and gently used books that will once again be on sale at the annual book sale drive.
Donations can be left inside the gray door on the side of the library’s entrance off of Post Road. They can also be delivered to the library lobby. Books will only be accepted if they are new or gently used. Those that are damaged, moldy, dog-chewed or unsalvageable will not be accepted. Textbooks, encyclopedias, VCR tapes and similar items cannot be donated.
The book drive will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 12, just in time for students heading back to the classroom. With the sale fast approaching, local residents will have two final opportunities to donate before 5 p.m. on Friday or 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The book sale will continue all week, with a half-price sale beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and the traditional “blow-out sale,” which will feature the best deals during the event. There will be a “members preview” on Friday, Sept. 11 for anyone who has contributed more than $25 to the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library since last year’s book sale.
Each year, the Friends of the Scarsdale Library spend several months collecting items, and will provide more than 60,000 books, including several best sellers, classics, biographies, fiction, parenting, cooking, art, history, self-help, religion, business and poetry, all conveniently separated by genre. The sale has become so big that it has spread from the inside of the library to the outside, with dozens of shelves, bins and tables lining the front of the location.
In addition to donations, the Friends of the Scarsdale Library are also seeking well-intentioned members of the community looking to volunteer. For more information about donations, or volunteering at the annual book sale, contact Library Director and Book Sale Manager Kathy Steves at steves10583.com.
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