Why is this book sale so special:

Residents in and around Media donate thousands of books, records, games, and DVDs all year round, and a force of about 25 dedicated volunteers see it all. By the time these wonderful hard-working sorters are done, there will be well over 40,000 books, DVDs and collectibles spreading from the basement up to the second floor of the library.

The proceeds from the book sale go directly towards the library, so come and see what this great community event is all about – and buy some books!

This great community event comes only twice a year and we need your help in donating gently used books and even rare books.

Frequently Asked Questions?

What are the book sale dates?
The Book Sale operates bi-annually (twice yearly) on the third weekend in April and October.

When do you accept donations?
Donations accepted: May 1 – September 30 AND November 1 – March 31.

Where do you accept donations?
Please leave donations in the bins marked “BOOK DONATIONS HERE” to the left of the main door at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library outside entrance.

What types of donations are needed?

We accept items (clean and in good condition) such as:

  • Hardbooks
  • Trade soft cover
  • Paperbacks
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Books on CD
  • Records, games, and puzzles

We regret we cannot accept:

  • Reader’s Digest books
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks older than seven years old (more than five years for business texts)
  • VHS tapes

Where do I obtain a receipt?
Receipts are available from the library.

Who benefits from the book sales?
All proceeds go to the Media-Upper Providence Free Library. Thank you for your support!

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If you are interested in Volunteering for the Book Sale please be aware there are new protocols and procedures in place:

Please read the required waiver for all Media-Upper Providence Free Library Volunteers.