CANCELLED – Donate, Shop & Volunteer – All you need to know about the 2020 Spring Book Sale

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CANCELLED – In accordance with the Town of Westfield’s Recreation Department program closings published today, March 12, the Friends have cancelled the Spring Book Sale until further notice. Thank you for your support and interest in Spring Book Sale. For updates be sure to return to the Friends website.

In our 47th Year, the 2020 Spring Book Sale is sure to be one to remember. Our Volunteers make the sale such a great success. Lead by our chair, Mike Miller, join this dedicated group of people to host a beloved annual event for the Westfield community.  To learn more or sign up to volunteer click here.

Our sale is special because it starts and ends with all of you (including many of our volunteers too).  We welcome your donations (how we amass our amazing inventory) on specific Donation Days. Once the book sale is set up you can SHOP for great reads (on a variety of  topics for ALL ages). Special sale days include – 50% off for Teachers 4/29 & 30, 50% for everyone 5/1 and Bag Day on 5/2. For all the details please read on. Questions contact:

Donation Days (4/22, 23 & 25)

Please drop off by the book drop box by the side of the library parking lot. Book & CD/DVD donations are tax deductible & benefit the Westfield Memorial Library. Kindly no textbooks, magazines, VHS tapes, damaged books or encyclopedias.

Wednesday, April 22 @ 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, April 23 @ 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, April 25 10 am – 2 pm

Sale Days (4/28-5/2)

Books from babies to children and teens – adults in almost every topic. Our fiction selection will span – softcover, trade and hardcover. Our non-fiction will cover everything from art to business, gardening to sports, biographies to cooking, history to science and more. Come to browse and be surprised at how much you find.

Tuesday, April 28 4 pm – 8 pm:  Friends members Preview Sale. Memberships available for  $15/$20 (individual/family) to enter the sale. 

Wednesday, April 29  & Thursday, April 30 10 am – 8 pm: TEACHERS 1/2 PRICE

Friday, May 1 – 10 am – 5 pm: HALF PRICE DAY 

Saturday, May 2 10 am – 2:00: BAG DAY $8- Buy a bag & fill it up with books

All remaining books get donated.

Volunteers (4/22 -5/2)

Our team of people work a variety of jobs during a variety of hours to set up and support the book sale. We also welcome and approve community service hours. Our jobs include:

Room Set Up – Organize the room and get the bookcases and tables ready for books.

Triage – Access the condition of the donations and high level organize the books for the sorters.

Sorting/Shelving – Sort the books according to topic and put them on the assigned shelves.

Floor Support – Assist customers looking for books and topics. Keep books organized and restock when needed.

Cashier – Review book counts & amount with customers upon checkout, receive payment, make change & offer high level membership and Friends information.

Take Down – Box leftover books, clean up room and help to move tables and bookcases to designated locations.

To volunteer click here.