The Friends of the Pleasanton Library are asking folks to look through their books, CDs, DVDs and magazines and donate what they can to be sold at the next giant book sale, slated for March 22-24. Contributions can be dropped off at the checkout desk at the library, and donors will get a tax receipt.
Volunteers prepare for the biannual book sales year-round, sorting donations before putting them into storage. As the sale approaches, they work to display the books and other items attractively in the library's community room.
The sale begins 6-9 p.m. that Friday (March 22), open only to members of the Friends of the Pleasanton Library. Memberships are sold at the door. Most small paperbacks sell for 50 cents, while hardbacks and big paperbacks go for $1. DVDs are $2.
The sale is open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (March 23), and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (March 24), when patrons can fill a provided bag for $7. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Funds raised are used for programs and activities that are not provided for in the library budget, as well as library materials and furnishings. The fall 2018 sale generated almost $15,000.