DFL Book and Media Sale Opens Aug. 16

Don’t miss this year’s book and media sale at the Desmond-Fish Library. Find thousands of fascinating books, CDs, DVDs, games and records, and don’t be surprised if you find a rare or signed book in the “specials” section.

Stacks and stacks of knowledge

Browsers at the 2012 sale (file photo)

The Friends of the Library preview of the book and media sale will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. You must be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend, but all may join at the door or through PayPal at desmondfishlibrary.org (Click on the book sale banner on the homepage).

The sale opens to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 17 and 24, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays Aug. 18 and 25, and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Aug. 19-23. New this year, the sale will be open late Tuesday night, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., to accommodate commuters’ schedules.

Prices begin at $2.00 for hardcover books and increase in the “specials” section. On Saturday, Aug. 24, prices are slashed in half, on Sunday, Aug. 25, an entire bag goes for $5.00, and any books still left on Monday, Aug. 26, are free from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. While Friday evening is not child-friendly, each child is welcome to a free book from the children’s section beginning Saturday, Aug. 17.

Profits made from this sale are used to support the children’s programs at the library and to buy new books, DVDs and audio books on CD.

The cornucopia of offerings includes specials such as many books about the Hudson Valley and estate libraries from several lifelong book collectors. The children’s section is stocked with non-fiction, board books, and fiction for any reading level. A new section includes The New York Times best sellers. Young Adult fiction, which has become one of the hottest genres, has it own niche in the sale.

Visit the air-conditioned Desmond-Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison. What better place to gather your supply of books and media with which to curl up in the darkening fall hours? Gifts for holidays can easily be wrapped up early or mailed out immediately. This community offering should not be missed.

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