The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold its annual fall book sale Thursday through Saturday at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St.
"The local Friends group sponsors the largest used book sale in northcentral Pennsylvania with well over 15,000 titles available," said Tricia Shipman, president of the Friends' Board of Directors. "Proceeds from the sale are used for special library projects such as the children and teen summer reading program and to fulfill the Friends pledge of support for the new children's wing."
Shipman said each Friends sale is unique in content because of the thousands of donated items received from community residents.
"Books (including children's books), videos and DVDs withdrawn from the library's collection will also be available for purchase," according to Shipman. Most books are $1.50 or less.
The board encourages shoppers who are not Friends members to join the Friends so that they can shop at the opening day "Friends Only" preview from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Individual and family memberships will be available at the door. Friends' members also have volunteer opportunities like helping around the library, sorting for the sale and working in the Friends Favorites Gently Used Books store, as well as specific 50 percent off monthly specials in the store for members only.
Public book sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale now offers two buying options - by the book or by the bag. Bags, which are provided, are discounted all day Saturday.
New items are stocked as space becomes available. Another feature of the sale is an area designated for late-edition titles donated by Brodart.
Food by the Ladies of Pine Street Church will be available.