SCARSDALE, N.Y. – With summer heating up, members of the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library are once again soliciting local lightly used books as they gear up to host their annual book sale drive, one of the largest fundraisers the organization holds each year.
Although the book drive doesn’t kick off until Friday, Sept. 8, volunteers and members of the Friends of the Scarsdale Library will be busy during the dog days of summer, collecting thousands of books through Friday, Aug. 25 that will be sold to benefit programs and renovations at the library.
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.
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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