Used-book sale benefits Jefferson County libraries

Foundation plans semi-annual event May 31 to June 2

Staff report
Posted 5/22/19

Find good books at bargain prices at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, May 31 to June 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The sale, which has a more …

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Used-book sale benefits Jefferson County libraries

Foundation plans semi-annual event May 31 to June 2

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Find good books at bargain prices at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, May 31 to June 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The sale, which has a more than 20-year history in the community, offers more than 80,000 books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and more with prices starting at 50 cents.

“This event is always popular with book lovers from throughout Jefferson County and beyond,” Jo Schantz, executive director of the Jefferson County Library Foundation, said in a news release. “Each year, our Whale of a Used Book Sales help us raise tens of thousands of dollars which in turn benefit the programs of Jefferson County Public Library.”

The sale begins May 30 with a preview night from 6-8 p.m., when Friends of Jefferson County Public Library members are invited to shop the sale before it opens to the public. Early bird shoppers can get in ahead of the crowd May 31, from 8-9 a.m., for $10 per adult. At 9 a.m., the sale opens to the public, and admission is free. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and June 1, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2.

“These book sales are a great contribution to the Library and the community,” Donna Walker, executive director, Jefferson County Public Library, said in a news release. “They allow us to keep Library resources fresh, recycle books and materials responsibly, put books back in the hands of Jeffco residents, and receive foundation support for library programs. It’s the best deal going.”

Additional Whale of a Used Book Sale highlights include:

• Half-price day on June 1 for Jeffco employees, teachers, and Friends of Jefferson County Public Library.

• Bag Day on June 2: a grocery-sized bag of books starts at $6.

• Bert’s Weathered and Treasured section is a treasure trove of collectible, rare and highly desirable books priced individually.

For more information about the foundation and the sale, or to volunteer or become a Friend of the Library member, go to jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or call 303-403-5074.

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