Friends of Cranford Library Used Book Sale Kicks Off Wednesday

The annual membership drive is also ongoing.

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library used book sale begins on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and ends on Saturday with “Bag Day” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Money raised through the sale will benefit the library, as well as help make the Friends programs possible, including sponsorship of the classic, documentary, and international film series, the adult, teen, and children’s summer reading programs, and annual performances by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. 

The sale features more than 10,000 children’s and adults books, CDs, DVDs and records. Prices range from .25 to $2, with exceptions including vintage and autographed volumes.

The sale is held periodically in January, March, June, August, and October. According to Director of the Library, John Malar, in 2013 around 2,252 people attended the sales. 

Entrance to the sale is through the side door of the library, just off the main parking lot.

Also, the annual membership drive of the Friends is underway.  The fee is $10 per year or $5 for senior citizens and students. Membership includes mailings of The Reader, the joint, bi-monthly newsletter of the library and the friends. The Friends of the Cranford Public Library was founding in 1979 to assist in making the library possible.

Applications are available at the main desk of the library or at cranford.com/library/friends/index.asp.



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