Used Book Sale


Thanks everyone for a wonderfully successful Book Sale! The quality of books and the number of people involved in the sale were truly terrific! Special thanks go to Wanda Sheriff for her dedicated organization of the books and Christine Showalter for recruiting sale volunteers. Over 50 volunteers were involved in helping this book sale be successful. Quite a community event!

Most of the books donated for the sale were sold. The left overs were dispersed throughout our community–the Detention Center, the Food Pantry, the Methodist Youth Group in Rock Hall, Camp Right on Kent Island, the Crumpton Community Center and local nursing homes–and to other under-served parts of the US through Discover Books. We start anew after each sale, and all of our books go to people. We figure we handle 20,000-30,000 books each year. Thanks so much for your contributions!

Donations for the Fall 2017 book sale will be accepted after May 15th.





2016 Fall Book Sale Photo Gallery


Book Donations
We love having a community where people take the time to donate books and volunteer to help sell them. That way we can help our library keep up to date with materials and programs. But. Please remember that the books you donate to us must be sellable. As you cull your personal library, please consider the following FOL guidelines:

Yes Please! No Thank You
  • Fiction in good condition
  • Non-fiction in good condition
  • History, biography in good condition
  • Cook books in good condition
  • Gardening books in good condition
  • Potentially rare and valuable books
  • Children’s books in good condition
  • Complete puzzles in good condition
  • Audio books, CD’s, DVD’s
  • Textbooks and encyclopedias
  • Books smelling of smoke, mildew, etc.
  • Books showing silverfish or similar damage
  • Books showing rodent or pet damage
  • Books defaced, heavily marked
  • Books showing water damage
  • Books with foxed and crumbling pages
  • Magazines
  • VHS tapes

Please make your donations at least two weeks before the next Book Sale.  For the May Book Sale that means that all donations need to be received by April 15th.