Popular Friends of the Oakville Public Library book sales are back

Mark your calendars – the Friends of the Oakville Public Library (also known as FOL), are thrilled to announce the return of the beloved FOL Book Sales, taking place June 23-26 at the branch. Central Oakville Public Library (OPL), 120 Navy St.

This is FOL’s biggest fundraising initiative, and it’s been redesigned and revamped to serve you better! All funds raised go directly to OPL programs and services.

New this year: items will be sold individually starting at $2 and will not be sold by weight. There is also a new “fill your bag” option where customers can purchase a reusable FOL tote for $15 and fill their bag with as many items as possible. Contactless payment options will also be available, as well as cash payment.

Everyone in the community, whether or not you’re an OPL card holder, has the opportunity to attend the book sale and browse a huge collection of the books, DVDs and CDs you love.

Limited quantities of reusable bins, select book bags and other vintage OPL merchandise will also be available for sale. Customers are reminded to bring their own bags, as no shopping bags or packing materials will be provided for purchases.

If you are a former Friends of the Library member, check your email for information about the members-only early sale.

The public sale dates are as follows:

• Thursday, June 23 — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Friday, June 24 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Saturday, June 25 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Sunday, June 26 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Established in 1993, FOL is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving library programs and services in the community. Book sales are one of FOL’s many important initiatives, as they provide sustainable, green and affordable access to book ownership while upholding OPL’s commitment to building healthy and vibrant communities.

In early 2020, FOL held its last book sale, before the onset of the global pandemic in March 2020. The Friends look forward to welcoming the community back.

This column is prepared by the staff of the Oakville Public Library.