FOGPL Library book sale generates $13,000

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Photo by Brian Tomasino

Book lovers peruse the stacks at the annual Friends book sale.

The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) wrapped up another successful book sale in September. The overall revenue generated over $13,000, all of which goes towards supporting the Granby Public Library with books, magazines, DVDs, museum passes, and special programs for all patrons. The library also chooses some of the donated books for their general circulation without the need to purchase them. 

Donations were accepted throughout the summer with drop off locations at Geissler‘s, YMCA, GPL and Holcomb Farm. Volunteers sorted books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, LPs, games, puzzles, and other items that were sold. Reluctantly the donation window was cut short by a couple weeks due to the shortage of space. The volunteers spent many hours inspecting and sorting all of the items into specific categories. Earlier in the week before the big sale, the room at Holcomb is prepared with tables, signage, and all the items are brought over from the sorting site.  A big thank you goes to the Granby football and girls field hockey players for quickly moving all the boxes into the room.

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 dedicated volunteers that 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. Since each year contains a new batch of donated items you never know what treasures you may find.

Another easy way to support FOGPL is choose Friends of Granby Public Library when shopping at Amazon through Amazon Smile. You can easily set it up 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 Granby Public Library. 

The Friends of Granby Public Library appreciates all of the support from the generous sponsors, super volunteers, along with everyone that showed up to the sale to make it such a great success.