Pepperell’s Lawrence Library Annual Book Sale a Success

PEPPERELL — Shoppers, some from as far away as Maine, filled bags to buy all kinds of books, media and puzzles at the Friends of the Lawrence Library’s recent annual used book sale.

Every year, locals donate thousands of books to the annual sale. Books are collected throughout the year at the library. They are then sorted and packed by volunteers and stored until the next sale.

The Friends relied on volunteers to move and set up 47 tables, fully load the 26-foot U-Haul truck with boxes to take to the Peter Fitzpatrick School cafeteria. It took 4 days to set up the sale.

After a short rest, the Friends of the Lawrence Library are preparing for their annual toy sale, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7.

Do you have toys that need a new home? You can donate new or gently used toys to the library from April 30 to May 6 during opening hours. Donations can be toys – big and small, indoors and outdoors, baby items, games and puzzles. Sorry no stuffed animals will be accepted or sold for sale. The sale takes place in front of the Lawrence library, rain or shine under tents.

Friends of the Lawrence Library is a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster closer relationships between the library and the community. It promotes library services and programs.

The Friends strive to raise funds for Library purchases. Membership is open to everyone and starts at $10 per year. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from September to June.

For more information about the Friends of Lawrence library, visit

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