Book Sale

Thank You

The Book Sale volunteers and the Library staff thank all who made the Spring Book Sale such an overwhelming success.

This event would not be possible without the support of our community: lunches for volunteers provided by the DeAngelis family; Double Decker Pizza, and other needed items from The Sign Smith; the Department of Community Service; the Media Borough; Professional Duplicating; and local businesses who promote our event and provide parking; our dedicated volunteers and library staff, and many, many more.
We are also grateful to the Renee B. Fisher Foundation who through their “Books for Teachers” grant put over 2,000 books in the hands of children in the Chester-Upland school District.

The library will be accepting donations starting May 1st on the porch for the Fall Book Sale October 19-21.

Look for the bins beside the library’s front doors. We accept donations 24/7. 24 hours a day, all days of the week.

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: