Used book sale collection begins June 1

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Spring is here and the Friends of Granby Public Library are preparing for donations to the Granby Public Library’s annual book sale to be held Sept. 21-23 at Holcomb Farm.

Donations of gently used books will be accepted now through Saturday, Aug. 3, 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. 

Proceeds from the book sale help sponsor many library programs and items throughout the year. Some donated books (2016-2019) are added to the library collection or reserved to provide fresh seasonal books each month throughout the year at the Used Book Sale Table at Granby Public Library.

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, sets of books like 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.  

Student volunteers can earn community service credit for sorting and helping at the Used Book Sale.  Last year, volunteers sorted, packed, stored, and prepared 750 boxes of books for the sale. The Friends are looking for donation of sturdy boxes that can be closed or boxes with lids.  Banker and copy paper boxes are a plus.  Large and heavy cartons of donated books pose problems for sorters due to weight, so please use smaller boxes if possible.  

Remember that your donations are the key to the yearly success of the used book sale and all proceeds go towards sponsoring many library programs and items throughout the year.

For the summer months, the book sale table at the main library will feature beach reads and the latest books for your reading enjoyment. 

  If you have any questions, please email include your name, phone number.  Or see the website at and go to the Friends of GPL under the government link, departments/library services.