Desmond-Fish Book Sale Opens Aug. 12

So many books library had to shut off donations

The annual used book and media sale organized by the Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library kicks off with a members’ only preview from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. All proceeds fund children’s programs and the purchase books, DVDs and audiobooks for the library. Memberships will be available at the door.

The shelves are full for the Desmond-Fish sale (photo provided)

The shelves are full for the Desmond-Fish sale (photo provided)

The sale, which includes more than 18,000 books, continues daily through Aug. 22. Most books are $2, and there will be a section of rare and signed books as well as CDs and DVDs. Every child who visits will receive a free book of his or her choosing. The Desmond-Fish received so many books this year it stopped accepting donations in mid-July.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays (open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday). On Aug. 20, books will be marked down 50 percent (excluding specials), on Aug. 21 a box or bag of books will be $5 each and on Aug. 22, books will be free, with a donation suggested but not required. After Aug. 24, the remaining books will be donated to the Purple Heart Service Foundation.

The library is located at the intersection of Routes 9D and 403 in Garrison. Nearly 50 volunteers were involved in sorting and setting up the sale.

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