It’s easy to put books on your child’s back-to-school shopping list, thanks to several area library used book sales.
Throughout August at the Champaign Public Library‘s FriendShop bookstore, children’s books, regularly 50¢ each, will be BOGO (Buy One, Get One free.) On the final weekend, Aug. 25 and 26, students of all ages can choose any regular-priced book in the shop to take home free.
Located on the Champaign Public Library’s lower level, the FriendShop bookstore is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sales from the Friendshop go to support programs at CPL including the summer reading program and the In Concert at CPL performance series.
More August Book Sales:
- The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library Summer Used Book Sale will begin Monday, August 6 and end Thursday, Aug. 30. Paperbacks are 25¢ and hardbacks are 50¢. There will also be DVDs, videos, audiobooks and large print books. The sale will run during normal library hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am to 6 pm; Fridays 9 am to pm; Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm. (They will be accepting donations August 3 and August 9-23 by appointment only; please call to set up a time to bring in donations.) For more information please call 469-2159.
- Friends of The Urbana Free Library Summer Used Book Sale: Thursday, August 23 – Monday, August 27, Lewis Auditorium. Mark your calendars and join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at the Friends of The Urbana Free Library Summer Used Book Sale! Members of the Friends are invited to a special preview on Thursday evening, August 23 (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night). Throughout the year, generous supporters donate to the library thousands of used books and other items. While some donations are placed in the library’s collection, the majority of items are placed in the Friends book sales or the Rinehart Library Shop.