SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library is now accepting lightly used books for its annual fundraising book sale.
The sale, which raised more than $45,000 to support library programs and renovations last year, calls for all types of literature except for textbooks, magazines and encyclopedias, said Linda Ball, a committee member for the book sale.
Books should be gently used and in salable condition. Donations are being accepted at the Scarsdale Public Library through Aug. 25.
“The sale continues to increase in popularity, drawing people from surrounding areas as well as booksellers. Last year we estimated that approximately 60,000 books were donated for sale,” Ball said. “Because of the volume of books received, not all books will be put out each day. New books will be available throughout the sale.”
The Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library has been responsible for free author appearances, study programs and writing workshops at the library. The group has contributed to the renovation of the Scott Room’s heating and air-conditioning units and media system, and it has purchased new shelves, a self-checkout machine and the outdoor furniture.
This year’s book sale begins Friday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. with a preview for members of the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library. Members get a sneak peak – memberships can be purchased for $25 at the door of the library that evening. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 8, and continues through Sept. 15.
“The last two days represent the blowout sale, where the more you purchase the less each book costs,” Ball said. “Part of this year’s receipts will go toward much-needed changes in the children’s room.”