Friends of the Norman Library preparing for annual Fall Book Sale

book saleAs fall approaches, residents of Norman and surrounding areas anticipate the Friends of the Norman Library Fall Book Sale! Volunteers process thousands of books to prepare for the largest sale of the year scheduled for Oct. 16-19 at Norman Public Library Central. Everything presented for sale has been donated. 

The sale begins with a members only pre-sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. New and renewed members are admitted both the pre-sale and a reception catered by Legends, and get the first pick of items in the sale.

The general public sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, with a $5 bag sale from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, as the final chance for shoppers to pick up materials.

For now, efforts are focused on getting ready for the sale. Donors bring cartons of gently used books, CDs, vinyl recordings, current magazines, video tapes, and even college textbooks at the Friends Sorting Center, 224 E. Gray. The Sorting Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each item is evaluated for condition and value, then it is placed into a specific category area for pricing before sorting into subject categories.

All proceeds from the Friends’ book sales along with memberships support the Norman public libraries and their programs, professional development and acquisition of materials.