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Posted on: May 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Calling all book lovers: Monthly Book Sale Is May 26!

Book Sale-stack of books with upcoming dates of May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25

Book lovers can build up their personal reading stockpiles at a monthly book sale on May 26 at the Rock Island Downtown Library.

Bag Up Some Bargains May 26 at the Downtown Library’s Monthly Book Sale: 10 am to 1pm on Friday, May 26 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. 

The 4th Friday monthly sales are hosted by Rock Island Public Library Foundation PALS volunteers (People Advocating for Library Services) in the Library’s 2nd floor Community Room. Attendees can fill a bag for a donation to benefit special library projects funded by PALS through the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. 

Additional dates in the ongoing 4th Friday book sale series include June 23 and July 28. 

If you have some time and would like to get involved, new, long-term volunteers are welcome. PALS volunteers and memberships are managed by the Rock Island Public Library Foundation, a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting the Rock Island Library. Annual memberships start at $20 for an individual ($10 for under 18.) 

In addition to fundraising efforts and book sales, PALS volunteers may bring their talents and interests to a number of ongoing efforts, including advocacy, beautification, and programming support. Sponsorships and sustainer-level memberships are also available. PALS membership perks include BOGO offers at book sales, annual recognition, advance notice of advocacy campaigns and volunteer projects, and ticket offers for Foundation fundraisers. 

Because the Rock Island Public Library Foundation is a 501c3 organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your advisor for details. 

Monies raised from book sales, PALS memberships, and other fundraising efforts support Fine Free lending, library programs, and more programs that fall outside the library’s tax-supported budget. More information available on the Library volunteer page.  

For guidelines about donating books and other items to the monthly sale, please see the library's book sale page

For more information about Rock Island Public Library services and events, visit the library’s website, call 309-732-READ, or follow Rock Island Library social media channels. 

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