Find Great Bargains for the Whole Family at the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library
Fall Book Sale!
October 17 - 19
Thousands of gently used hardcovers and paperbacks, audiobooks, DVDs, videos, CDs, & LPs are for sale at incredibly low prices!Friday, October 17, 6:30 - 9 pm
Saturday, October 18, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2 - 4 pm
Even bigger bargains! Everything is half-price!!!
In the J.V. Fletcher Library's downstairs meeting room
The Book Sale starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 17. This first night is a members-only preview sale. Not a member yet? You can join at the door. Come on this first night to get your first choice of thousands of fabulous gently used books at amazingly low prices! This year, we are opening a half hour earlier, so there is even more time to shop!
NEW SCANNER POLICY: The Friends of the Library have decided to no longer allow the use of scanners at the Friends Preview Sale on Friday night to ensure a more welcoming, enjoyable and family-friendly experience for everyone who comes to the sale. However, scanners will be welcome on Saturday and Sunday.
The sale will be open on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, all materials are half price.
The sale will include thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books, plus CDs, audiobooks, DVDs and videos. Prices are 50 cents and up for paperbacks and $1 and up for hardcover books.
The Friends of the Library donates 100% of the proceeds from all our book sales directly benefit our library — unlike for-profit organizations which collect books and do not donate all of their proceeds to charitable organizations. Our book sales fund a wide variety of library programs and performers, provide new equipment and furnishings, and supplement the multimedia collections.
The Friends accept hardcover and paperback books in all genres as well as CDs, DVDs, videos and audiobooks. Donations can be dropped off at 50 Main Street in Westford. The collection box at the library's back door is always available for donations, whether the library is open or closed, and donation receipts for tax purposes are available at the Main Desk during library hours.
The Friends firmly believe in the motto Re-read, Reuse, Recycle! Just about every book donated to the Friends is reused in some way. Those not needed for the book sales are put on the "free" shelves in the library's downstairs hallway or are transported to the Reading Tree trailer by Westford Boy Scout troop 95. The few donated books that are totally unusable — moldy or torn beyond recognition — are recycled.
The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library deeply appreciates the town's continued support.
The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library help the library serve the community. The Friends support the library through advocacy, volunteer service and fundraising in order to enhance resources, facilities and service.
If you have:
- sipped a cup of tea at Aesop's Tables cafe
- admired the new decor
- enjoyed a library program
- used a museum pass
- rented a DVD or video
- listened to an audio book
- browsed at a book sale or
- experienced a quiet moment at the library
... you have benefited from the Friends of the Library!
Interested in hearing about the weekly activities at the JV Fletcher Library? The Friends sends out an email newsletter each week listing all upcoming programs at the library. Click here to subscribe!
The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library fund programs and performers, provide new equipment and furnishings, and supplement the multi-media collections. The Friends offer invaluable financial and material assistance to the library through book sale proceeds, membership drives, and other fund raising programs. The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our bylaws are available online. Watch for our mailings or click here to become a member!