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Thanks for supporting our monthly book sales. Sales are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We look forward to seeing you at our next sale, on July 20.  

We have a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, rare, collectible, special, coffee table, art, young adult and children's books, and comic books. Free children's picture books while they last. Great prices. We accept credit cards and Venmo as well as cash or checks.
Proceeds support library programs and services.

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April 5, 2024 Update:



We welcome your donations of gently used books, and especially appreciate donations of children's picture books.

Please review our donation guidelines below before dropping off any books. Donated books can be dropped off at the front desk of the library. 


Thank you for making our volunteers' job easier by following these guidelines.



  • Books should be clean and in good condition

  • Books should be boxed (banker’s box size, 10x12x15, is ideal) or in a strong plastic or cloth bag

  • No more than two boxes or bags at a time, please


  • Fiction should be less than 10 years old unless the book is a classic or collectible

  • Nonfiction of all kinds—cookbooks, gardening, and crafting books are especially welcome

  • YA (young adult) books should be less than 10 years old

  • Children's and kids’ books, including those in Spanish

WE ESPECIALLY WELCOME (in good condition)


  • Antique or first-edition books

  • Boxed sets or the complete works of a single author

  • Art or coffee table books

  • Books that are unique or collectible


  • Books that are musty or smell badly (give them a sniff!)

  • Books that are yellowed, torn, moldy, or water-stained

  • Periodicals or magazines

  • Encyclopedias, textbooks, workbooks, reference books, or technical manuals

  • Audio or VHS cassettes, CDs, or DVDs (including audiobooks)

As we have limited storage space for books at the library, there may be times during the year when we cannot accept book donations. Check this page for status before you bring donations to us.  


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