Bedford Library Book Sale Seeks Volunteer Help for April 10-12

Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library

Friends LogoThe Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Spring Book Sale. The sale begins Friday, April 10th from 1:00-5:00 and continues Saturday, April 11, from 10 to 4.  On Sunday, April 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 there will be a bag sale of fiction and children’s books for $6/bag of those not already sold on Friday and Saturday. The Book Sale is held rain or shine at the library located at 7 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA.

Thanks to the huge quantity of quality book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms all well organized. Books include fiction such as science fiction, romance, thrillers, poetry, plays and classics plus videos, dvds and cds; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more.

Most children and adult books are fifty cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Larger paperbacks are $1.00. Some collectibles and choice gift books are specially priced.

Proceeds from book sales help underwrite library programs and services, including lecture and film series, additions to the library collection and museum passes.

The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library is a non-profit organization that sponsors library programs, augments library services and facilities, and supports requests for additional collection acquisitions through grant requests from the Library Director.

  • Donating materials to the sale: Donations of books, audio books, CDs, DVDs can be dropped off on the donation desk during regular library hours prior to the sale.
  • Join the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library: To join the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library visit:  https://www.bedfordlibrary.net/about/friends.htm.
  • If you’d like to help with the book sale: Members of the library community are invited to volunteer for the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library Book Sale scheduled for April 10-12.

The proceeds of the sale go a long way toward funding the library’s programs and acquisitions that help make the library such a great resource. We really need your help to make this event possible.

If you are interested in signing up for a shift or two, please consult the schedule below and beverley_matthews@msn.com or 781-275-0686 know when you are available and what tasks you prefer.

Set-up (includes moving heavy boxes)
Wed.   April 8,    6-9 pm or Thurs. April 9,    10 am-1 pm

Help during the sale (generally 2 hour shifts)

  • Cashier
  • Staff the sale rooms to restock and answer questions
  • Greeter

Fri.        April 10,    1-5 pm
Sat.       April 11,     10 am-4 pm
Sun.      April 12,     1-4 pm

Breakdown (includes moving heavy boxes)
Sun.      April 12,     4-5 pm

Thank you so much for giving your time to support our wonderful library!


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