The Friends of the Normal Public Library host three book sales a year to raise money for the library.
2013 Book Sale Dates
March 22 (Preview Sale), March 23 & 24
August 2 (Preview Sale), August 3 & 4
November 8 (Preview Sale), November 9 & 10
The thousands of used books that we sell in these sales are donated by generous library patrons and community members or withdrawn from the library’s collection.
In addition to books, you will also find other media, such as cds, dvds, and more.
Find out more about donating used books to the library here.
We could never do these sales without the help of our dedicated volunteers.
The Friends of the NPL puts in a lot of work: sorting and storing books, setting up for sales, running the sales, and cleaning up when they’re over.
Interested in volunteering at the book sales? Contact the Friends at email@example.com.
Supporting the Library
The library could not be more grateful for the funds that the Friends of the NPL raise during these sales.
Learn more about how the Friends group supports the library.
The Preview Sale is a great opportunity, since books go fast!
Membership in the Friends of the Normal Public Library is no longer required. These sales are now open to anyone who pays $5 at the door.
Current memberships in the Friends of the Normal Public Library will be honored until they expire. Lifetime memberships will still be honored for the lifetime of the member.
After each sale, there are still hundreds of books that just didn’t sell. Stop by to take as many as you can carry – for free!
Teachers and organizations are very, very welcome. We love seeing the books go to a good cause!
Check our calendar to find out times and days for Free Sales.
The Ongoing Book Sale
Can’t wait for the next Book Sale? Good news! We now have a small-scale Book Sale going on whenever the library is open.
You’ll find shelves of books for sale along the wall to the right of the Front Desk. Many of these books are hand-picked popular titles.
Check it out each time you come to the library!