book-saleNewton, NC – The Catawba County Friends of the Library group is gearing up for its biggest and most popular fundraiser of the year – the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. In anticipation of this event, the Friends seek donations now and throughout the year.

The Friends appreciate all book donations in good and clean condition. It is a good practice to donate books while they are still in a good shape to be enjoyed by the public.

The Friends are looking for a variety of materials including fiction and nonfiction books for children ages kindergarten through high school. Audio books, video games, DVDs and CDs, VHS tapes are also accepted.

There are a number of items the Friends do not need for the book sale because there is currently not a market for them with the buying public. These items include: encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, and computer manuals.

Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at any of the seven locations of the Catawba County Library System. Donors can check with library staff for best drop off locations and request a donation letter for tax purposes.

This year’s book sale dates are Thursday, August 10 from 2 pm – 7 pm, Friday, August 11 from 10 am – 4 pm, and Saturday, August 12 from 10 am – 1 pm. As in years past, anyone who belongs to the Friends group will be able to get first pick of the books for sale, prior to the public opening, on Wednesday, August 9 from 4-7 pm.

The membership fee to join the group is $10 for an individual, $15 for a family, and $25 for a business. Membership forms can be obtained at the library’s front desk or at the book sale’s front door.

“The Friends’ book sale is a great opportunity for booklovers to pick up some good deals,” said Library Director Suzanne White. “We’re so fortunate to have the Friends’ support and advocacy, and community donations, and the book sale’s proceeds allow the Friends to support expanded programs and services for the community.”

For questions, or to become a Friend of the Library, email mylibrary@catawbacountync.gov or call the Main Library, in Newton, at (828) 465-8664. The Catawba County Friends of the Library thanks the community for its continued support.

The Main Library in Newton is located at 115 West C St., Newton NC, 28658.

For the latest in library news, visit librarynews.catawbacountync.gov or stop by your local branch.