Book Sale


PA STATE Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Office of Commonwealth Libraries under the Department of Education is instructing all public libraries to follow the governor’s guidance and close for 2 weeks.

In compliance with the COVID-19 precautions we will be closed starting on Monday, March 16 and hope to re-open on March 30.   We have also delayed the April 18-20 Book Sale. 
For the safety of our beloved and treasured Book Sale Volunteers that work tirelessly year round, we have suspended sorting donated items in preparation for the Book Sale.
Please do not drop off items for the Book Sale. There will not be bins outside or a work force available to collect donated items.

We hope that you will return to our Book Sale when it is rescheduled. The library depends on the proceeds from our bi-annual Book Sales. We thank the Media-Upper Providence Free Library community for their generosity in giving and receiving the benefits of this iconic fundraising event.


NEXT BOOK SALE: APRIL (Postponed – New Date to be Determined)

The Library thanks the wonderful Book Sale Volunteers who made the Fall Book Sale such an overwhelming success. More than 2,000 community members bought $30,000+ in books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and games. Our best sale ever!

This event would not be possible without the support of our community: lunches for volunteers provided by the Ash family, and Double Decker Pizza. The Media Borough and Media Business Authority; local businesses who promote our event and provide parking; our dedicated volunteers and library staff, and many, many more.

The library is no longer accepting donations on the porch for the Book Sale.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

When do you accept donations?
Donations accepted: May 1 – September 30 AND November 1 – March 30 (except in case of Pandemic).

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 (except in case of Pandemic).

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 (except in case of Pandemic).

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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