Book sale to benefit Doylestown Library starts today

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Shoppers are happy to find a few good books aming the thousands of books filling the library's Pearl Buck Room. (Friend of Doylestown Library)

The Friends of the Doylestown District Center Library have been collecting books all year, and now it’s time to sell them to raise money for library programs.

The annual sale starts Friday for members of the volunteer Friends group, and Saturday for the public. It is scheduled to run through Nov. 3 at the library on 150 S. Pine St. in the borough, with a goal of raising $12,000. 

Individual membership costs $10 a year.

On Friday, Nov. 2, all books will be half price. On the final day of the sale, any donation will buy a bag of books.

Leftover books are donated to charities, including the USO, A Women's Place, nursing homes, schools in underprivileged areas, Operation Santa, Purple Heart and Better World Books, which sends books to Africa.

Last year’s sale raised more than $11,000. Part of the proceeds funded two summer programs each attended by about 100 people.  

To join the Friends, contact