We are excited to announce the BIG Book Sale for 2023. Traditionally the sale is held the last week in February. However, this year the sale will be April 28-30, 2023.
Why did the Friends make this change of months? Last year, we opted for the larger Solar building at the Benton County Fairgrounds. This new space allowed us to spread our tables out, give more room for customers to browse, and also gave us space for ALL of the books from the warehouse. We no longer had to replenish books throughout the sale from another location at the fairgrounds. Volunteers and patrons alike told us how much nicer the space was! However, this building does not have heat, and without heat it was very cold during our February sale last year. Thus the decision was made to move to a warmer time of year.
We thank the library community for the huge success of our 2022 Fall Festival and Holiday Sales. Both sales had record profits and we look forward to another successful BIG Book Sale!
Let us know you’re coming! https://fb.me/e/10jX8gfGB
The results are in: the Summer Book Sale netted $3,057 for the library! 🥳 We are so grateful to our shoppers and volunteers. 🥰 Thank you for a successful sale, and we hope you all enjoy your books and enjoyed seeing Luca! 📚📚
We have a wide selection of (mostly paperback) books, CDs, and DVDs for readers of every age. Items are individually priced.
Friday from 2-4pm is reserved for Friends of the Library Members Only (you can join or renew for $10 at the door or here), but everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!
Details to see Luca on Saturday: https://fb.me/e/3b88nepc0
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As we got down to the wire before our BIG Book Sale was to begin, there were virtually no volunteers to move books from our warehouse to the fairgrounds for the sale. The organizations and people that have helped in the past had been contacted, but no firm offers of help. Then the most wonderful thing happened that affirmed our faith in this wonderful community.
Another email to our membership, a plea in local newspapers, and the responses started flooding in! Within days, we had so many offers of help that we were afraid we couldn’t use everyone! Not only were the books moved in record time, but they were laid out on the tables and ready for the sale a day early!
We have never had such a wonderful response to pleas for help! And because of the superb help, and numerous and generous customers, we were able to raise over $22,000 to support the activities of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library branches!
We want to specifically thank the following:
- UPS Store # 5088
- David McRae and the Oregon State University Army ROTC
- Youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Individuals from Navy and Air Force ROTCs
- Benton County Fairgrounds personnel
- St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County
- Gazette-Times and Democrat Herald newspapers
- Larry Harris who created and made end pieces that clamped on the tables to keep large books from falling on the floor. They were ingenious and worked so well!
- And the many Friends of the Library members and community members who responded to our calls for help!