(LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Oct. 2, 2014) The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will hold their annual Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 24-26 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden). Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Admission to the sale is free.
The Friends Preview Sale will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, and is open to Friends members only. To join, download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join at the door that night.
More than 100,000 gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and LPs with prices from 50 cents to $3 will be available to browse. Seek out your favorite authors and discover new ones, including beloved classics. Teachers, home-school educators and parents will find an abundance of books for their in-class or home library. Those searching for holiday gifts will discover bargains for friends and fellow book, movie and music lovers.
“The mission of the Foundation and Friends is to enhance literacy programs at Jefferson County Public Library,” said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. “We expect this year’s Fall Whale Sale to generate more than $65,000 that will support library programs for kids, teens and adults across the county.”
Want to avoid the masses? Saturday is a great day to come for leisurely shopping without the big crowds that attend Friday and Sunday morning. Sunday is Bag Day, where $6 buys as many items as will fit in a grocery-sized bag. Additionally, for just $5 you can purchase unopened boxes of paperback romance and hardback fiction books during the entire sale.
Bert’s Curiosity Corner has an eclectic collection of vintage books and an extensive assortment of books on Colorado and western history. These books are individually priced.
To volunteer for the sale or for additional information, call the Jefferson County Library Foundation at 303-403-5075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jefferson County Library Foundation
The Jefferson County Library Foundation's mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.
About the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library
The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide group dedicated to enhancing the resources of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). We are people who cherish our Library, and we believe that JCPL is a valuable, essential and fundamental part of the community. Friends lend our voices, time and resources to ensure quality library services in Jefferson County. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org/friends-are.
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library, and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the county, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.