The Friends of the Library hold several used book sales over the course of the year. The largest sale is always during Maynard Fest at the library on the first weekend of October. A smaller sale, also at the library, is held in late Spring or early Summer. In addition, the Friends hold occasional sales at the Farmers' Market on Main Street in July and August. Check the events calendar or our Facebook page for specific dates and times.
We also have an ongoing book sale on the bookcase across from the elevator on the first floor. Check this shelf often, because there are always new titles and these books go fast. You can pay for books you find on this shelf at the Circulation Desk.
If you're anxious to buy our very best books, you should know that members of the Friends receive an invitation to our Members' Preview Sale the night before the big sale in October. Click here to find out more about membership in the Friends.
Books and other materials for our sales come entirely from donations. In general, we accept books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Books need to be in good condition - good enough condition that you would buy it for your own house. We especially appreciate books for children and young adults. Read more about how to donate books here. And thanks for your generosity!
Books that can be used for the library collection are placed into circulation for the public to borrow. Other books are sold, and funds raised from the sale are used by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library to support the library, including 100% of the the purchase prices of the museum passes, as well as all the programs we present throughout the year, all free and open to the public.
Book sales are a lot of work! We have volunteers who sort book donations throughout the year, but we also need help setting up for sales. If you would like to help out at a sale or setting up, or with book sorting, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.