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Call for Book Donations

The Friends of the Durham Library are in need of book donations for the holiday season.

“We’re sort of the victims of our own success,” said Jane Goodridge, book sale chair. “We did very well with the Fall Book Sale, and our ongoing satellite sales within the libraries are going so well that we’re actually low on books. That hasn’t happened in a long time.”

The Friends sell the donated books and use the proceeds to support library programs and services, and to provide scholarships for library staff pursuing additional education in their field.

Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs of all kinds are needed, but nonfiction, African-American titles and children’s books are in especially high demand. Small donations (no more books than can fit in a brown paper grocery bag) are accepted at all library locations. Larger donations should be brought to the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., on Tuesday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. The Friends book sorters are on-site and can help donors unload the books. The Friends do not accept donations of encyclopedias, magazines, cassettes and condensed books.

For information about donating books, please see our Book Donation page.


2 Responses to Call for Book Donations

  1. Lyle Allen December 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Jane (my neighbor) said “low on books.” Low on books to house, sell or both ? I am curious and have some bound collections that I might keep if the library were to simply sell them. Even if they end up living in a box for quite a while. Perhaps the devil is in the detail.

    I am planning on delivering several boxes (8-10) Tuesday AM (regardless).

    Lyle Allen

    • Durham County Library December 19, 2014 at 9:05 am #

      That was in reference to a short supply for our semi-annual book sale, so they most-likely would be sold. Thanks in advance for any other books you will be donating!

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