May 24, 2022

Got Books?


The Friends of the East Providence Public Library are now accepting books for their Spring Book Sale, scheduled for April 7 to 10, 2022. Now is the time to drop off your donations. Books will not be accepted beginning the week before the sale, from April 1 until further notice, to allow volunteers time to prepare for the sale and to process remaining books. Proceeds from the sale will benefit library programs, including museum passes, special concerts and events.

Hardcover and softcover books in gently used and resalable condition are wanted. Books should have bindings intact and be free of writing, highlighting, tears, water stains, mold or mildew. Especially in demand are children’s books and pocket-size paperback romance novels. We also welcome novels and non-fiction books on subjects such as art, sports, hobbies, crafts, history, home and garden, business, health, travel, music, religion and science. Oversize and vintage are needed for our Special Selections and Collectors’ Corner section. Music CDs, movie DVDs, TV series, comic books and complete jigsaw puzzles and games in nearly new condition are also welcome.

The Friends do not accept encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, spiral bound books or books in 3-ring binders. Text books for kindergarten to grade 12, cassette tapes and VHS tapes will also not be accepted.

Items to donate should be delivered in a sturdy bag, box or container during library hours to the circulation desk at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence or Riverside Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside. Donated books should not be placed in the book drop. Call 401-433-3463 in advance to drop off more than 10 bags or boxes of donated items. Questions? Call the library at 401-434-2453.


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