The Friends Annual Book Sale
Many members of the Scarborough community know the Friends best for
our annual used book sale in June. Each year we collect, sort, and sell thousands
of books. The proceeds help fund the purchase of books for the Library’s adult and
children’s collections. The book sale does more than just raise money: it also helps
used books find new readers.
The Friends take particular pride in the book sale because it combines the time,
donations, and purchases of hundreds of individuals and organizations. The
success of the book sale does not depend solely on the people who buy our books.
The book sale could not succeed without our innumerable book donors, volunteers
who handle the books, the library staff, and Scarborough Public Works, where we
sort and store books year-round. The book sale is truly a community effort with broad
See our Book Sale
page for more details.
Friends of the Library Programs
The Friends organize and fund events that we offer, free-of-charge,
to the community. We attempt to present programming that reflects the interests
of adults and children. Some of the more notable past events have included:
- A lecture and discussion on feng shui;
- A four-part presentation on locally-grown food by Roger Doiron;
- A panel discussion about nutrition;
- Sparks Ark, a traveling wildlife seminar;
- A wizard festival;
- A puppet show by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, with humor for all ages;
- The One Book, One Community reading program.
See our Programs page for more details