The Prince George Public Library and Friends Host a Book Sale

For the first time in over two years, the Prince George Public Library (PGPL) will hold a book sale.

“Typically, we hold two book sales a year, one in the spring and one in the fall,” said Margaret Johnston, former president and director of the Friends of the Prince George Public Library Society.

“However, due to Covid-19, we have not been able to hold a book sale for over two years, so we are overflowing with books!”

Johnston said that because of this delay, they are unable to accept additional book donations until the sale ends when they have vacated their storage space.

The Friends of the Prince George Public Library are local volunteers dedicated to supporting the programs and services of the Prince George Public Library.

“We believe that library development is a crucial part of community development, and so we support the success of the Prince George Public Library by promoting the library and raising funds for special library projects” , Johnston said.

Since its incorporation in 1990, Friends of the Library has raised over $440,000 through fundraising initiatives such as book sales, membership and merchandise sales, and 50/50 raffles.

“For over 30 years, the Friends of the Prince George Public Library have supported, promoted and defended the Prince George Public Library. Our friendship was built on trust and respect. And like all good friends, we intend to be there to support, promote and defend the library for years to come,” Johnston said.

For the past few years, Friends of the Prince George Public Library members have received early access to book sales as a member benefit, however, society member accounts are obsolete due to COVID -19.

Instead, the company is encouraging people to renew their spring book sale memberships, as they hope to potentially hold another book sale in June at the Nechako branch and another in the fall.

The book sale will be held at the Bob Harkins branch downtown on Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Books are sold by donation and proceeds go to support special items, programs and initiatives at PGPL.

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