Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale This Month

Thousands of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs available
Posted on 10 May 2024 by Chris Brown.

Boxes piling up behind the theatre at Medicine Hat Public Library can mean only one thing: it’s book sale time.

Yep, the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is three weeks away. The extremely popular sale is set for Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

People looking to stock up for their summer reading want to get first dibs on the thousands of gently-used books and the wide selection of DVDs and CDs available. There is always a lineup at the door long before we open, especially on day one, and chief librarian Ken Feser says book sale days are among our busiest days of the year.

The sales in the spring and fall typically raise between $5,000 and $7,000 for the library. The funds are used to purchase materials and furnishings, run programs and more.

As usual the book sale takes place in the Legion Room and Honor Currie Room and the hallway outside of the rooms.

Bring your donations 

Materials from the book sale come from our collection and from the generous donations of community members. 

If you have books to donate, please bring them to library and place them on the tables behind the theatre on the library’s lower level. 

Fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, magazines and board games will be accepted for sale. Please only donate materials in good condition. 

Textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassettes, vinyl records and items more than 15 years old will not be accepted.

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