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Posted on: September 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Library Booksale Extended to 2 Days in September

Stack of books with dates of September book sale

If you’re looking to build your reading stockpile, you’ll have a little extra time in September. The Rock Island Library’s monthly PALS book sale will be open for browsing on Friday Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

September Book Sale Extended to Friday and Saturday - Special For Library Sign Up Month! 

If you’re looking to build your reading stockpile with great deals on pre-owned books and other items, you’ll have a little extra time in September. The library’s monthly book sale will be open for browsing for two days this month.

Shoppers can browse a wide selection of pre-owned books and other materials from 10 am to 1 pm on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The sale is held in the library’s 2nd floor Community Room, and is accessible by elevator or stairs.

Unless specially marked, book sale items are priced as “fill a bag for a voluntary donation.” PALS (People Advocating for Library Services) volunteers with the Rock Island Public Library Foundation run the monthly book sale on the 4th Friday of each month through October. Shopper bags are available.

While you’re at the sale, ask volunteers for details on becoming a Library PAL, or purchase a reusable library book bag. All proceeds benefit special library projects, including the library’s new fine-free lending policy for Rock Island Public Library cardholders.

The Rock Island Public Library does accept book donations, with some limitations. In general, the library welcomes hardback and paperback books in good condition, and magazines published within a year of donation. Please, no textbooks or encyclopedias. Donated items may be taken to the Rock Island Downtown Library or Rock Island Southwest Branch during regular hours. For more donation guidelines, please visit the Book Sales Page at the Library website. 

The next monthly book sale is Friday, October 27, from 10 am to 1pm at the Downtown Library.

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

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