SUDBURY – The Goodnow Library is pleased to announce the redesigned 2021 Book Sale will begin with a contactless, drive-up donation event on Saturday, March 13.
The Library is partnering with the Goodnow Library Foundation for a reimagined event that will be held in three stages. Online sales will begin in late March. A series of “pop-up” sales will begin sometime in the summer. Books also will be sold in the library once it reopens for regular hours.
“The book sale is an important revenue source. COVID-19 challenged us to come up with an online book sale last year,” Library Director EsméGreen said. “The staff and volunteers have worked countless hours to improve the book sale and allow us to expand as the library moves toward reopening.”
Book donations and sales help fund many Goodnow Library programs, including museum passes, arts and crafts and the NOW Lab.
This year’s book sale will be led by Jean Nam and Megan Kelley, veterans of the event.
All accepted items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours, in keeping with its current library practice.
Those with donations are asked to drive up to the old library entrance on March 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A greeter will provide a slip acknowledging the tax-deductible donation and direct donors to volunteers. Those volunteers will remove one or two boxes or bags or books from the donor’s trunk. The library cannot accept more than two boxes or bags, or donations that are not located in the trunk, to keep the event as contact-free as possible.
The Library will accept children’s books, classics, cookbooks, elementary-school book series, fiction, and non-fiction. It cannot accept CDs, DVDs, VHS, magazines, textbooks, old and worn paperbacks, and reference books.