Library used book sale preparations begin

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Spring is here and the Friends of Granby Public Library are eagerly preparing for donations to the Granby Public Library’s 36th annual Used Book Sale.

Donations of gently used goods will be accepted starting Saturday, June 2, through Saturday, Aug. 4, at several convenient Granby locations during their normal business hours: Geissler’s Supermarket, 9 Bank Street; Farmington Valley YMCA, 97 Salmon Brook Street; Granby Public Library, 15 North Granby Road. Sorters are working at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, on Monday nights and welcome donations between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. For further information, email your name, phone number and question to

Proceeds from the book sale support the mission and goals of Granby Public Library by assisting in the purchase of additions to the collection, programming, museum passes, special events and other needs.

Please do not leave donations outside at the library book drop or at Holcomb Farm, because they will be subject to weather and animals. Donations that are being accepted include gently used hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, learning toys and other items that are book related. Not accepted are: VCR or cassette tapes, magazines, textbooks, “condensed” books, encyclopedias, Time-Life Series, travel guides for years prior to 2013, or items with any kind of odor such as smoke, mold, mildew or a musty smell.

The Friends are also looking for donations of sturdy boxes that can securely close, or boxes with lids.

For a copy of the latest Used Book Sale Donor’s Guide, visit the Friends page on the Granby Public Library website at At the “About” dropdown, click on Friends of Granby Public Library.

Join us for something fun and interesting to do—plus there are community service opportunities for students looking to complete their requirements. Check out the Friends of Granby Public Library on FaceBook, email us for information, or visit us at Holcomb Farm during book sorting hours.

The Friends appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon with donations and also at the Used Book Sale to be held at Holcomb Farm Sept. 21 through Sept. 23.