Most public libraries hold an annual book sale. Often a festive affair with decorations and refreshments, library book sales are a great way to donate to a worthy cause, mingle with other members of the community and add a few volumes to your personal bookshelf. This article will outline just a few of the advantages of supporting your local library’s annual book sale.
Items At The Library Book Sale Are Priced To Sell.
Hardcover books are often priced at fifty cents at library book sales while paperbacks are a quarter or less. DVDs and VHS movies are similarly priced, while it is not uncommon to purchase recent magazines for a dime. You can easily attend a library book sale with a five or ten dollar bill and stock up on a variety of movies and reading material for the entire family. If you think that all you will find at a library book sale is dusty and musty books from half a century ago, think again. I have purchased recent bestsellers as well as current movies at my library’s annual book sale. Many people don’t think twice about shelling out the money for a coveted new book or DVD and then look to donate the same items once they are enjoyed only once. There are quite a few treasures to be found at library book sales.
Use The Library Book Sale To Pare Down Your Book And DVD Collections.
Donating books and movies that you won’t use again will help to bulk up the library sale’s inventory. The library gets the profit and you get a great motivator to finally go through your bookshelf and movie collection. We could all benefit from a little thinning of our media collections, and donating to the local public library’s book sale can certainly be a great way to do just that.
The Revenue From The Library Book Sale Goes Right Back To The Library.
Unlike other charities and causes where you may question how much of your donation is actually applied to the cause and not swallowed up by “administrative cost,” you can be sure that the money acquired from the annual book sale is used to make the local library better and stronger. If you are unsure of what the profit from the library book sale is used for, ask the head librarian or the person in charge of the book sale. He or she will be more than happy to account for what the funds from the book sale are used for, from updating the computers or purchasing more books on the patrons’ Wish List.
Use The Library Book Sale To Share The Importance Of Reading With Your Children.
Picking up a book or two for every member of the family at the public library’s book sale will perfectly illustrate the importance you place on reading. You will show your children that enjoying a good book is part and parcel of your daily life and that you hope it will be a part of theirs as well.
Supporting The Library’s Book Sale Is A Great Way To Recycle.
Don’t we all strive for a greener way to live with less money being spent on new items in favor of recycling ones already enjoyed? Purchasing books and DVDs at the library sale is a wonderful way to recycle and reuse items already enjoyed by others. It sends a great message to your children about seeking ways to live a greener life while enjoying our favorite activities and past times.
Meet Like Minded Members Of Your Community At The Library Book Sale.
While perusing the rows of used books at the public library’s book sale, you can’t help but meet and converse with other people who love to read in your town. You can compare notes on favorite authors and give your opinion on a favorite book read many times over. Not only will you spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon sharing your passion for books with others, you just may walk away with a new acquaintance or friend too.