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Books and Volunteers Needed for 2015 Spring Book Sale

Book donations for the Friends of the Library’s annual Spring Book Sale are needed.  New or gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks are greatly appreciated.  Some of your donations end up on the Library’s shelves, most are sold at the Friends of the Library book sales.  

All proceeds from the book sale support educational and cultural enrichment programs at our library. Books leftover from the sales are processed by our literacy partner, Better World Books. Some leftover books are sold on the internet, some are donated to schools or education and literacy programs such as the National Center for Families Learning. Your support impacts education and literacy in our local community, across the United States and around the world.

The Library cannot accept encyclopedias, outdated reference books, or books in poor condition. Please bring donations of books to the front desk.  Do not leave donations outside the library – if they get wet they will have to be discarded.  Please do not put donations in the curbside book drop bins: if the bins are full, patrons are not able to return their library books.

If you would like to support the Library and meet some interesting new people, how about volunteering to help at the Spring Book Sale?  If you’d like to volunteer, contact Dana Syers at

This 100% volunteer, community-wide effort involves sorting books of all sizes and categories in the weeks before the sale; and set-up, organization, cashiering and straightening-up on the days of the sale.  

Book Sale dates are:

Thursday 4/23 5:30PM – 8:30PM Special Preview Night $10.00 admission. Friends members FREE.  Dues must be received by Wed 4/22.  You can mail your check, join at the Library, or online at Join the Friends

Friday 4/24 9:30AM – 4:30PM – Open to the Public, no buyer restrictions

Saturday 4/25 9:30AM – 4:30PM - Open to the Public, no buyer restrictions. ALL DAY Saturday is BAG day, $3 a bag/$5 a box. We provide bag &/or box.

Children’s books, large print, audio, DVD’s, magazines

50¢ – $2 (not including specially priced items)

Dates, times and prices are subject to change

The Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of Library volunteers and advocates who support our Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen our community.

The Friends of PFPL receives 100% of our funding from member dues, fundraising, private donations and gifts. Support from individuals like you is vital to supporting the Library and promoting literacy in our community.

To learn more about the Friends of PFPL and how you can make a difference in your community, email us at or call the Library at (908) 454-3712. Feel free to come to one of our monthly meetings held every 2nd Thursday of the month @7:00PM in the library.

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