The approach of the Friends of Door County Libraries Annual Book Sale on July 26 provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the importance of this 37th Annual event. Through the years, profits from the three-day July sale, along with the year-round Sturgeon Bay lobby sales and seasonal summer and holiday sale events, have totaled tens of thousands of dollars. These funds are used to benefit all Door County libraries, from furnishings to fun, from staff computer training to software, and from special events to ongoing programs.
The Friends have helped establish and maintain the self check-out, the annual summer reading programs, first-run films, and the monthly Book Page publication. They enabled all of these programs, activities and more throughout the Door County system.
The 2018 sale kicks off July 26 with an advance buying opportunity for Friends members from 4 to 6 pm (non-members can sign up at the door), and general sales 6-8 pm. Friday hours are 9 am to 3 pm and the popular Saturday $4 Bag O’ Bargains Sale runs from 9 am to 1 pm.
As always, the categorized and sorted materials offer shoppers easy browsing among a vast array of Western novels; new and like new fiction and nonfiction; Wisconsin and regional titles; books on CD; large print and children’s books.