Proceeds from the biannual sale go to library programs and there are many ways your donations will help.
According to the friends group, donating items for the sale is a “win-win situation” that allows you to reclaim space at home while supporting your local library.
Donations are accepted at the library’s circulation desk throughout the year, but with the spring sale set for the weekend of April 26, donations made over the next several weeks will be most helpful.
How to Donate:
Small bags of books, CDs, LPs, DVDs or blu-ray discs may be brought to the library’s circulation desk at your convenience.
Larger donations should be packaged in bags or boxes and brought to the library at a time scheduled by calling the circulation desk at 423-434-4455.
Large donations are accepted Monday through Friday before 5 p.m. when more library staff members are available to help.
To avoid possible damage to the donated materials, the friends group requests contributors wait for good weather to bring in their donations.
Tax receipts may be obtained by bringing along a list of the number and types of items donated.
Unacceptable items include books that are damp or moldy, encyclopedias, textbooks, law books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, VHS tapes, loose CDs and DVDs without their cases and home-recorded CDs and DVDs.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and 1-3 p.m on Sunday, April 28.
On Saturday, April 27, shoppers may purchase books and items individually or stuff a reusable Friends of the Library tote bag full of their choice of books and multimedia items for the bargain price of $25.
And on the last day of the sale, shoppers may stuff large, paper grocery bags with as many books and multimedia materials of their selection as their bag will hold for the low bargain price of $5.
A preview sale for Friends of the Library group members only will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26.
For first choice of the best books the sale has to offer, including vintage and collectible books, non-members may join the group at the door on the night of the preview sale for a $15 membership fee.
More information about the sale can be found online at jcpl.org/friends or at the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library page on Facebook, or may be obtained by calling the library at 423-434-4450.
If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, [email protected] or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.