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Bags of Books

Are you interested in certain authors or genres? Do you miss the Friends' book sales as much as we do? Well, we've put a new twist on the old format.  

Email us at and let us know which author or genres you would like. We will prepare a bag of adult hardcover and/or paperback books for $10.00 (valued at $2.00/hardcover or $1.00/paperback) Smaller orders may also be requested. Children's books are also available in the following categories:  picture, I Can Read, Grades 1-3, Grades 4 and up, and Teen.  Bags of 10 children/ teen books are $5.00 with the option of smaller quantities as well. 

Requests should be emailed by the end of the day on Tuesdays, ( with pickup at the Library curbside location on Fridays from 12;00-2:00 P.M.  Payment should be made at pickup.  If email is unavailable patrons can call the library and leave their requests and contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER SO WE CAN CONFIRM PICK UP.

We will contact you if your particular order could not be fulfilled. Please be aware that since we aren't taking many book donations we will have a limited selection of 2020 books.

Please note: Non- Fiction books are available as well. We have large quantities of history, military, politics and biography. 

Gerald Hammond novels
Patricia Hall
Danielle Steele
Clive Cussler
Large Print
Audio Books

SAVE THE DATE: Outside Book Sale April 17th Fiction and kids books.


Upcoming events

The Anita Wilson Memorial Family Concert Series

The Friends of the Library Advisory Board has established a Memorial Family Concert Series to honor long time library volunteer, Anita Wilson. Anita was a Friend of the Library since the late 1970's and was on the Advisory Board for most of that time. If you visited the Children's section at any of our Book Sales during the last 20 years, you likely were helped by Anita. She combined her love of children and her love of libraries to work tirelessly for both by over seeing the children's books, working year round to sort and pack the books in preparation for the sale and then worked the sale itself.

If you would like to donate, checks can be made out to the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Library with Anita Wilson Memorial in the memo line and dropped off at or mailed to the library.

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