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Best Bargains In Town! Library Book Sale Friday, Saturday & Monday


Readers won't find a better bargain in Town – a whole grocery bag of books for less than the cost of one new hardback!  Fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, cookbooks, textbooks, classics, children's and more! You won’t find better buys anywhere!

There will be three opportunities to shop:

Friday, September 7, 2018  from 4–7 p.m. – $25 per bag

Get first pick AND avoid the crowds! Just $25 for a whole bag of books!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – $15 per bag 

Join the throngs of avid readers and fill a paper bag for only $15 a bag.

Monday, September 10, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. – $10 per bag 

Don't worry if you miss the excitement on Friday and Saturday, come to the After Sale on Monday where you only pay $10 for a bag of books!

And, yes, a supply of paper grocery bags will be on hand for you to fill to the brim!

The Clayton Library receives generous donations of books throughout the year. Many of those books go into our collection and many go up for sale in the biannual Friends of the Library book fundraiser. We are not currently accepting any more donations – you all have been so generous that we've run out of room to store them until after the sale! 

Organized in 1976, the nonprofit Friends of the Library Inc. originally existed to raise money to build Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. Since that dream was realized in 1981, the nonprofit has continued to support the library by raising money through more than two decades of book sales. The Library then makes requests to the group for funds to make improvements to the Library.

In the past year, the Friends of the Library have supported the library with:

•   $6,700 to purchase bookshelves for a newly-renovated and re-imagined children's room

•   $2,350 to help supply the library's popular summer reading programs

•   $500 to help purchase a new desk for the online catalog

•   $500 of food and supplies for the 2018 teen Rock the Block

•  About $700 to purchase three sets of books for the Juvenile Book Club

In years past, the Friends have provided $3,750 of computer furniture; $2,600 of computers and headphones for the children's room; $3,110 of children's computer workstations; and a $13,100 microfilm reader for the library's history room.

The Friends of the Library, Inc holds general meetings at 4 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of January, July and October. All are welcome!

They also hold an annual Spring Book sale as well! 

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