Adult Book Sales

The Friends sponsor two Book & Media Sales for adults and teens (no children’s books) each year – one in the spring and one in the fall. See below for the dates for the upcoming sale.

Each of these book sales features as many as 20,000 items for the public to purchase. In addition to a broad selection of fiction, the following are just some of the other popular topics available:

  • Art, Health, Self-help, Religion and Nature
  • Sports, Cooking, Home Improvement and Gardening

Children’s Festival and Book Sale

September 21, 2019 10am-3pm
The Friends sponsor the Annual Children’s Festival every September. There is no charge to attend the festival and there are free snacks, crafts, face painting, bounce houses and entertainment, just for children and families.

The Friends hold the Children’s Book Sale on the same day, from 9am to 4pm. There are plenty of books for all ages.

The Children’s Book Sale continues on Sunday 1pm-3pm with a bag sale.

Volunteers Needed for Children’s Festival & Book Sale

We need volunteers for every book sale; for pre-sale preparation; to work during the sales and for breakdown after the sales. If you can offer a hour or two. Please click on Volunteer4childrensfest. This site will provide you with a description of the jobs available, the dates for which help is needed, and many different time slots for you to choose from.  If you have problems with the sign-up process, please contact Friends’ volunteer Anne Cronin at 518-522-6057. If you have questions about the sale, please contact Friends’ volunteer Linda Murphy at 518-368-8155.  

Crowded sale room
Enjoying books on the floor
A boy and his craft
Tots the clown
Family enjoying the sale
Happy group of ladies
Three young ladies on a bench
Boy on the slide
Two girls on the slide
Kids in the bounce house
People at the sale
Girl with a napkin
Girl with an apple
Girl getting her face painted
Another girl getting her face painted
A third girl getting her face painted
Girl with balloon animal
Donation Information

Our storage shed is almost full. We will not be accepting donations 9/11 through 10/2.

Contact the library at 518-477-7476 before bringing in donations prior to 9/11. We occasionally have to suspend our acceptance period for donations due to backlogs in the sorting room.


  • Donations of sale items are usually accepted year-round, except just before and after each sale.
  • Books, CDs, DVDs & Audiobooks on CDs in clean, good quality condition may be left on the cart near the Circulation Desk at the library at any time.
  • If you have more than 6 boxes of materials to donate, please call the library to make special arrangements before you bring them in. You can use the cart near the Circulation Desk to help transport the items into the library.
  • Please be considerate of our volunteer sorters. If books are moldy, water damaged, dirty or missing pages, please recycle them instead of donating them to the library. Check boxes or bags to make certain that you have not included items you did not intend to donate.
  • Because of the limited interest in magazines, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, encyclopedias or any textbook or technical book more than 10 years old, please do not include these with your donated materials.
  • All book donations are tax-deductible. For your tax purposes, we offer a Donation Form that you can complete yourself. You may download one here or pick up one of these forms at the circulation desk when you bring in your donation.
Volunteer Information

The success of our book sales result from ongoing, yearlong efforts of many committed volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in doing book sorting (year-round), pre-sale preparation or day-of-sales support. You can leave your name and contact information at the Circulation Desk at the library or email

Upcoming Events

Fall Sale Dates

  • Thursday, October 24: 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday, October 25: 9am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 26: 10am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 27: 12pm – 3pm (BAG SALE ONLY)