Donations Days for Friends Book Sale


The Friends of the Great Falls Public Library announced that they will be holding special book donation days in preparation for their annual used book sale held in May.  The dates of this year’s sale are May  14, 15, 17, & 18.

 If you have items you’d like to donate for this sale, you can bring in those donations on one of the scheduled donation days.  The advantage of the donation days is especially noticeable for those with more than a small donation.  On these scheduled donation days, you bring your items to the library’s garage, in the alley behind the building.  Volunteers will be available to assist, especially with transferring donations from your car to the building. 

 Dates for the donation days are as follows:


·                    Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 am – 2 pm

·                    Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 am – 2 pm

·                    Saturday, March 22, 10 am – 2 pm

·                    Saturday, April 26 10 am – 2 pm


All donations are appreciated, but the Friends will not accept the following:


·                    Items in poor condition

·                    Magazines

·                    Encyclopedias

·                    Condensed Reader’s Digests

·                    Textbooks


You can bring your donations into the library anytime during operating hours, but assistance cannot be guaranteed except on scheduled donation days.Proceeds from the book sale are used to sponsor special library programs and projects that the library’s budget cannot cover.  Anyone interested in more details, volunteering for the book sale or donating books can contact Jude Smith at 453-0349 or

Friends of the Great Falls Public Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Great Falls Public Library will hold its annual used book sale Wednesday, May 14 from 4 – 7 pm, (This evening is for members only.  If you are not currently a member, you may attend the sale by joining the group that evening for the $15 annual dues.); Thursday, May 15 from 4 -7 pm, Saturday, May 17 from 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, May 18, from 1 – 4 pm on the third floor of the Public Library.  There will be no cost to attend the sale on Thursday, May 15, Saturday, May 17, or Sunday, May 18.  Sunday also will be Sack Sale Day.
People may purchase a bag of books for $2 or a box of books for $4.
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The public is encouraged to attend the sale to take advantage of great used books.  All public support of this sale directly supports the library.  Proceeds from this sale support various library projects regular budgets do not allow.  The Friends have sponsored a wide variety of programs at the library over the years, including Montana Repertory Theater productions, musical performances, and the Festival of the Book.  The group has also sponsored book kits available for check out for book discussion groups, Wii gaming, the annual summer reading party, and a variety of other projects for the Kids’ Place and library.
Friends of the Public Library is a voluntary organization that values, supports, and champions the public library in ways that include, but are not limited to, advocacy, sponsorship, and organizing special events and projects for the library, such as this book sale.  Members can choose their own level of involvement, either through active involvement or through membership dues, with both levels supporting the library and the community.  For further information or to assist with the sale, call Jude Smith at the library at 453-0349.




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