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The library would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone to came out to support the Big Spring Book Sale May 24-26, 2024.

Over 600+ book-lovers of all ages enjoyed searching through the many tables of pre-loved items in pursuit of new titles to add to their home collection. From gently read new releases to classic titles, thousands of items were relocated into new homes for those to enjoy at their leisure, all while raising $5,413.75 to support the advancement of library services in our community!

Powered by a team of dedicated volunteers, the event is gaining popularity amongst our community, with the first patron in line over an hour prior to doors opening on Day 1.

We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out!” comments Samantha Coladipietro, lead volunteer for this year’s sale. “The steady flow of people throughout the weekend provided a great opportunity for everyone to come away with at least one item and library supporters were excited to refresh their summer reads knowing their dollars were contributing to a great cause!” adds Coladipietro.

The sale included a blend of items recently removed from the library’s collection as well as donations from our community in the form of adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, movies, video games and CDs priced between $0.50 to $5.00. On Sunday, supporters enjoyed a special promotion to “Fill a Bag with Books for $10!” proving to become a fun experience for those pondering the remainder of items.

“This event speaks volumes to the incredible support the library receives from its community – starting with our dedicated volunteers to individuals donating their pre-loved items and of course the hundreds of patrons who came out throughout the weekend, this fundraiser brings our community together! Attracting hundreds into library spaces, it’s a great opportunity for patrons to sign-up or renew their library memberships and learn more about how they can become involved at their local library” echoes Katelyn Lees, Philanthropy & Resource Development Specialist at the library.

Proceeds from the event help support the library plan for future branches, as well as offer more ways for the community to discover new opportunities for lifelong learning through the Library of Things collection and tools within our Creative Spaces. If you are interested in becoming involved in the library’s future fundraising events, please email:


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