Siuslaw News | Friends of the Library Labor Day Book Sale Returns September 4-5

August 19, 2022 — The Friends of Siuslaw Public Library will hold their popular Labor Day Book Sale for the first time since COVID restrictions suspended the activity. The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5 at the Florence branch of the library, 1460 Ninth St.

Doors to the Bromley Hall open at 10 a.m. to the general public on Saturday, September 4 and close at 4 p.m. Current Friends members can enter at 9 a.m. Saturday for their preview sale. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special “bag sale price” from noon to 3 p.m.
With over 200 boxes of books accumulated, there are thousands of books to choose from: fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, travel books, children’s books and biographies, as well as DVDs and CDs. Most of the items are recent donations, as many people had books piled up during the two-year period when the library was unable to accept donations.

Prices will be extremely reasonable: $1 for hardbacks and “business” size paperbacks; 50 cents for small paperbacks.
Friends have already experimented with two ephemeral book sales in July and earlier this month. These were held outside on the library’s porch and proved to be very popular during the four hours that it was open. With minimal publicity and advanced efforts, the Friends were able to raise close to $800.
Friends of the Library memberships can be purchased at the Labor Day Book Sale and will be valid through December 2023. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Friends “Become a Friend” page on the Library’s website,, and mailed to Friends PO Box 2465, Florence OR 97439, or dropped off at the Library.
The mission of Friends of the Library is to support the Siuslaw Public Library District. Book sales, donations and membership dues are our only sources of funding. The Friends of the Siuslaw Public Library District is a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds benefit the library.

For any questions or information, contact the Friends at [email protected]

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