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Members-Only Book Sale at the Williamson County Public Library

Members-Only Book Sale at the Williamson County Public Library

FRANKLIN, TN – For the first time ever, Friends of the Williamson County Public Library (Friends) are holding a Members-Only Book Sale. With the cancellation of the May and August sales, this is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite books and update your library.

The sale will be held at the library’s main branch, on Friday, September 11, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The address is 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064. Due to the smaller space, only our best books will be available, and we will not end the sale with the usual $5 bag sale.

“Friends members only are allowed at the sale, although anyone can become a member at the door,” said David Miller, Friends Fundraising Chair and Vice President. “This is a unique opportunity to purchase some of the latest best-selling books in great condition. Categories include fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult, as well as history, biography, cookbooks, and many more categories all at bargain prices.”

Following State COVID-19 regulations, only 10 shoppers will be allowed in the room at a time, and masks are mandatory. Membership and cashier stations will be behind plexiglass, and hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the sale.

Friends Book Store

While at the library, step into the newly expanded Friends’ Book Store with more shelves, books, and aisle space. “New books are added weekly,” Miller said.  “We just increased our shelf space giving readers more choices, with books bargain-priced. If you can’t make the book sale, stop by the book store to stock up.” Prices range from 50 cents to $3.

Memberships Extended

Friends is also running a one-time offer, due to COVID-19, and extending membership benefits through December 31, 2021 by joining now. Regularly, membership is valid from January to December, but this offer extends membership by five months for anyone who joins after August 1, 2020. Individual membership is $15, and Family membership is $25. 

Book Donations

Friends also accepts book donations to support their book sale. Small book donations, up to two bags, can be dropped off at the library during normal hours. Large donations are accepted on Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, through August 29, 2020.

“Last year, Friends donated $50,000 to WCPL for the purchase of books and other resources in a supplement to funds received from the county,” said Mary Herring, Friends President.  “The library counts on this donation from Friends to meet the demands for new books. “With COVID-19, fundraising efforts have been diminished so we are reaching out to the community to please consider donating.”