Friends of the Haywood County Library Annual Book Sale

Haywood County Public Library - Waynesville
678 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC
Sandy Denman
Jul 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Photo by: The Mountaineer

If you are a book lover, this is your time.  It is time to stock up for summer reading, winter reading, books for children, grandchildren, gifts.  This is your chance to get the best bargains in Western North Carolina and support your local library.  Come out to the Haywood County Public Library - Waynesville branch at 678 Haywood Street, Waynesville for our biggest event.

The Friends of the Haywood  Library Book Sale Committee has been working since last year’s sale.  This year there is the largest collection of nonfiction books ever assembled.  The books are categorized by subject for easy browsing. There is an expansive collection of recent biographies.  In the children’s section there is an especially large number of small books for new readers.  As always there are hundreds of cookbooks, westerns, light romance.  For those with eye sight problems, there are large print books.  In the religion section there is a large collection of books for devotionals.

But the sale is not limited to books only.  There are all forms of music from CDs, cassettes, to sheet music and hymnals.  For the vinyl collectors, there is quite a collection this year. In addition one can find puzzles, audio books, movies- VHS and DVDs.  There are framed prints, diaries, games and various odds and ends.

The sale begins Thursday July 25 at 9 AM, running until 7 PMFriday July 26 the sale runs from 9 AM until 6 PM and Saturday July 27 from 9 AM until 3pm ish.  All books are out the first day.  There is no restocking.  Book dealers will have an area to place their books while they continue shopping.

The book sale is almost 40 years strong. All of the money raised each year goes back to support the Haywood County Library System. Funding for library systems has been cut each year by state, local and federal funding.  The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that provides quality programs for the library patrons and the community for all ages.  Funds supplement new equipment and materials for the library summer reading program for children, weekly programs for children at the library and at day care facilities.  Books are taken to nursing homes on a regular schedule.  The Friends have funded the new teen area on the main floor.  Funds have also been provided for lectures, plays, concerts, book discussions, continuing education for the library staff.

Remember to mark your calendars, bring boxes and bags.  Please no large strollers.

Volunteers will be needed again this year for the sale.  If you are interested in working or if you have questions, call Sandy Denman, Chair of the Friends Book Sale Committee at 627-2370 or you can reach her most days at the library at 452-5169.