It's springtime in Williamsburg, which means it is once again time for the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library's annual book sale. The Friends will be unpacking and offering up over 200 boxes of adult and children's books, DVDs, and CDs, amounting to hundreds and hundreds of individual items, at the Williamsburg Community Building (located across the street from the Williamsburg Library) for the three day event.
The sale kicks off on Friday, April 21 from 3-7 p.m. As in past years, admission to the first day of the sale is limited to Friends members, and sign-ups will be taken at the door. These early attendees will get first pick of the hundreds of items available for purchase at bargain prices; adult books will be priced at $2-$4, children's books at $1-$2, and audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs at $2-$5.
The sale opens up to the general public on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and concludes on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the final day of the sale, all remaining items will be marked down to half price.
"A lot of hard work goes into selecting and storing the pristine books and media for the annual book sale," said book sale coordinator Jean Johnston. "I know that the volunteers who work the sale will be there to help our friends and neighbors. But most importantly, the annual book sale is a visible reminder of the importance of the library in our community."
Funds raised at the annual book sale, as well as from the daily Book Nook sales in both library locations, provide the Williamsburg Regional Library with a margin of excellence that helps to make WRL an outstanding resource for the community. In the past year, the Friends of WRL gave $150,000 to library collections and programs, bringing concerts to the community, reducing the hold lists for popular titles, and supporting a wide variety of programs for children.
Find out more about joining the Friends of WRL, volunteering in the Book Nooks, and supporting your library at wrl.org/friends.
Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, the Stryker Center, and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County.