Friends of Rockford Public Library host Annual Spring Book Sale
Used books offer bargain shoppers great deals for an even better cause
The Friends of Rockford Public Library are hosting their annual Spring Book Sale on April 18 and 20-21. Wednesday, April 18th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. is the members-only presale. Current members are invited to shop the sale and new members can join at the door for just $5. The sale is open to the general public on Friday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium and classrooms A and B.
The annual spring sale offers thousands of items to choose from, including fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover books, CDs and more. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Rockford Public Library, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports library programs, services and special events throughout the year.
“Our spring and fall sales are always big events for us,” said Annette Smith, Friends of Rockford Public Library Board President. “It gives us the opportunity to raise valuable funds for the library while finding new homes for books and other media that have either been donated to us or withdrawn from the library’s circulating collection.”
In addition to the standard sale, the spring sale will feature “Bag it for $2” on Saturday when guests are invited to fill a bag with books for just $2. For more information about the spring sale or the Friends of Rockford Public Library, visit www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/friends or call (815) 966-6721.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.