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The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host its annual fall book sale from the evening of Thursday, Nov. 4, through the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Red Brick School Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St.
Current members or those wishing to join the Friends organization are invited to a "Members' Night" from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, where members can preview the offerings, plus enjoy light snacks and drinks. Those wishing to become members can join at the door or online at https://youngstownfreelibrary.networkforgood.com/projects/121597-friends-membership-2021.
Membership is $10 for individuals and $20 for families.
The book sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Saturday features a "bag sale," where visitors can fill any bag they independently can carry when filled for $5.
Items will include fiction, nonfiction, children and young adult titles, travel, cooking, gardening, self-help, spiritual, literature bestsellers and antique books. DVDs and CDs will also be for sale. Books are $1.50 for hardcovers, $1 for paperbacks, and collectible books will be priced as marked. All proceeds benefit the Youngstown Free Library.
Do you have books to donate?
Drop your donations off at the Red Brick Gym from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 3. Or call the library to arrange for an evening drop-off on these three days. Note: Textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes and any materials with mold issues cannot be accepted.
The book sale is organized by Friends and the event involves the support of dozens of volunteers who unpack, sort and organize materials for sale, as well as help with sales, information and advertising.
Youngstown Free Library pandemic protocols will be adhered to, including mandatory mask-wearing per the Village of Youngstown.
For more information about the Youngstown Free Library, visit www.youngstownfreelibrary.org or call 716-745-3555.