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Book Donations Needed for Friends of the Library Book Sale

Sep 30, 2015 02:00AM
“Bring ‘em on!” says Annie Sparkle, Chair for the Friends of the Library Book Sale scheduled for November 5 - 7 at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach. “We have thousands of great books already, but we have room for loads more of every kind!”

As always, the sale will feature a broad assortment of books in dozens of fiction and non-fiction categories as well as hundreds of children’s books, audio books, CD and DVDs. For the best selection, come for FOL members only night, Thursday, November 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. If you’re not a member, it’s easy to join at the door. The sale is open to the public on Friday, November 6, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 2 p.m., with special sales early Saturday afternoon. The Peck Center Gym is located at 516 South 10th Street in Fernandina Beach. .

Items to donate can be left in the collection box under the covered walkway in front of Peck Head Start at 511 S. 11th St. For larger donations call Annie Sparkle (904-310-9290) or use the collection area in the Peck School 516 South 10th Street. Go in the front entrance (Fir Street between S. 10th and S. 11th Streets), turn right and look for the Friends of the Library sign on your left, next to the stairwell. With most items priced at $2 or less, FOL’s spring and fall book sales generate approximately $20,000 annually for specialized databases, network access, books, e-books, periodicals, and other materials to keep the Fernandina Beach Library current. As a separate project, FOL is conducting a capital campaign to help furnish the Library on N. 4th St. that opened last spring. For more information, to join or donate, visit or call (904) 321-6529.