Members-only preview Friday, Aug. 14

The Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library announce their annual Book and Media Sale, beginning Saturday, Aug. 15, and running through Monday, Aug. 24, in the Program Room at the library. The sale offers over 15,000 books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, records and other media at special prices. This year’s offerings will include a number of first-edition and signed books and an extensive collection of alpine mountaineering books.

The sale kicks off with an opening night preview for members only on Friday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a Friend of the Library can join at the door or through the library’s website at (Click on the Booksale Banner from the homepage.)

The library's Program Room being readied for a sale.  Photo by A. Rooney
The library’s Program Room being readied for the sale in 2012 (file photo)

Prices begin at $2 for hardcover books and increase in the “specials” section. On Saturday, Aug. 22, prices are slashed in half; on Sunday, Aug. 23, an entire bag goes for $5; and any books still left on Monday, Aug. 24, will be given away during library hours. While the opening night preview is not child-friendly, each child is welcome to a free book from the children’s section beginning Saturday, Aug. 15.

The sale serves as one of the major fundraisers for the library. Profits are applied toward children’s programs as well as the purchase of new books, audiobooks and media for the library.

The hours of the sale are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., and weekdays from 2 to 5 p.m. (with Tuesday and Thursday extended commuter hours till 8:30 p.m.).

The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 (at the corner of Route 9D) in Garrison. For more information about the sale, contact the library at 845-424-3020 or email [email protected].

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