Book Sale


Consistent with Governor Tom Wolf’s order to close Pennsylvania schools indefinitely, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries directs Pennsylvania public libraries to remain closed until further notice is given.

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 Fall Book Sale. 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.

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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