Book Sale


No more book donations after September 30th, time to buy…
 Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM daily. Monday, 10 AM to 7 PM.

Over 40,000 items available at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library at the corner of
1 E Front and Jackson Streets.

More Children’s books than ever!
More “SPECIALS” – rare and collectibles, autographed books, out-of-print books, and sports items on second floor.
More music, puzzles, games and DVD’s than last year too!

Look for the bins beside the library’s front doors. We accept donations 24/7. 24 hours a day, all days of the week – No more donations after September 30th!

The Book Sale volunteers have been helping the Media Theatre collect books for their Matilda library stage set.  Not only will your donated books help your local library,  but your local theater as well!

October 12, 10:30-11:15am: Media Theatre’s Matilda Preview. Join two young Matildas at the library for a sneak peek into their new show based on the classic Roald Dahl novel! All ages.

Children’s Mini Pumpkin Decorating @ the Fall Book Sale. Sunday, October 20th, 12-2pm (while supplies last). After you’ve chosen some good finds at the Book Sale, bring your child by the porch to decorate a mini pumpkin to take home!

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.

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

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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Read about our last Book Sale and the Volunteers that make it happen: