Last updated 9/13/2019 @ 10:52 a.m.
Richmond Hill, GA – Friends of the Library volunteers are in full-swing preparing for their bi-monthly book sale happening tomorrow, September 14th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library located at 9607 Ford Ave in Richmond Hill.
Since the beginning of 2017, the non-profit organizer has donated over $22,700 directly to the library using funds raised at these book sales, with a recent $3,500 donation earmarked for large print and best seller volumes.
Book prices at these sales are remarkably low. Most paperbacks are $0.50, and most hardbacks are $1.00. Some specialty items can be priced higher. Children’s books range from $.10 and up, but most are $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. All books are sorted. Volunteers can often tell customers whether a requested book is available or not.
Vice President of Friends of the Library, Gloria Shearin, told us in an email, “All books that we sell are donated by the residents of the [Richmond Hill] community. Considering that we usually take in around $2,000 at each sale and that most books are priced from 25 cents to $1, the community is giving much to our organization. At Saturday yard sales, I often ask people who have books for sale to donate those to FOL.“
For those interested in donating items for book sales, they are accepted at the library whenever it is open. Friends of the Library appreciates donations of gently used books, both vintage and new, paperback and hardback, children’s and adults. They especially appreciate local interest books, current fiction and nonfiction, westerns (Louie L’Amour especially), and children’s books. Also accepted are DVDs and CDs, but not magazines, encyclopedias, or VHS tapes.
Want to become a Friend of the Library? Dues are $20 for individuals, $30 for family memberships, and $50 for businesses. Just ask for information during tomorrow’s sale.