The Friends’ used book sale was a success

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Photo by Brian Tomasino

Serious Friday night preview book buyers at the Friends of Granby Public Library book sale.

The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) wrapped up another successful book sale in September. Overall, the sale generated almost $10,500, all of which goes towards supporting the Granby Public Library with books, magazines, DVDs, museum passes and special programs for all patrons. 

Donations were accepted throughout the summer with drop off locations at Geissler’s, YMCA and the library. Volunteers sorted books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, games, puzzles and other items that were at the sale. Many hours are dedicated to inspecting and sorting all of the items into specific categories. Earlier in the week before the big sale, the room at Holcomb was prepared with tables, signage and all the items are brought from the sorting site. 

Needless to say this event takes a lot of effort to prepare before and during the 3-day sale. This would not be possible if it were not for our dedicated volunteers who provide all of the assistance leading up to and during the event. 

Many of the same patrons look forward to the sale each year, and attracting new faces makes it so successful. Shoppers find many interesting items at greatly reduced prices. In a way, it’s like a treasure hunt; you never know what you may find. 

While the book sale is the largest fundraiser for the library there are other ways throughout the year that help donations keep coming in. One is to join The Friends of Granby Library. Forms are available at the Granby Library or online at, then under the ‘About’ drop down menu click on the Friends of Granby Public Library. 

Shop at Amazon? Another easy way to support is to choose Friends of Granby Public Library through Amazon Smile. You can easily setup by going to on your desktop or mobile phone. Sign in and at the top navigation select the option to search and select or change your Charity. Make sure to select “Friends of Granby Public Library, Inc. Granby, CT.” With every order that you make from the Amazon smile site, a portion is donated to the library. 

The Friends appreciates all of the support from the generous sponsors, our super volunteers and everyone who showed up to the sale to make it such a great success!