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Two-Day Library Book Sale Fundraiser

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Get ready to stock your shelves on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13.

Two-Day Library Book Sale Fundraiser

Stock up on your summer reading!

This year’s annual book sale at the Ouray Public Library will be held on Friday, July 12, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Ouray Community Center. The book sale will feature paperback and hardback fiction by popular authors as well as westerns, mysteries and literary classics. The nonfiction offerings will include biographies, computer references, cookbooks, print design books, home and garden books and travel guides, as well as books on a variety of other topics. Although the library does not charge a per book fee for its used books, generosity is encouraged.

“The book sale is by donation and every dollar helps,” explains Library Director Chris Reece. “So readers can take what they want and give what they can.”

The two-day book sale is one of the Ouray Library's major fundraisers. Last year's sale raised $2,400, and this year, the Library has set a goal of raising $2,500. All money raised at the sale goes toward programs and new items for the collection. Come on Friday for the best selection and return on Saturday for the best deals. After 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, bags of books are available for just $1.00.

If you have quality books to donate to the sale, please note the following:

  • We accept all fiction books.
  • We accept all youth books.
  • We accept new nonfiction (published within the past 5 years).
  • We accept DVDs.
  • We accept audio books on CD.

And while we wish we could accept all donations, please also respect the following guidelines:

  • We do not accept coffee table or art books.
  • We do not accept encyclopedias or any textbooks.
  • We do not accept VHS or cassette tapes.
  • We do not accept dusty or moldy books.
  • We do not accept items that have been stored in attics, garages or basements.

Small donations may be delivered to the library from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please call 325-4616 to schedule any large donations.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you at the book sale!

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