Two women standing side by side, putting books on shelves
GETTING READY:  Friends of the Library President Suzanne Houghton (left) and Library Services Manager Christine Bolton sort through some of the books which will be up for grabs at the upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale.


Bag a bargain at the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Published: 16 Feb 2024 9:40am

Don’t miss your chance to bag a bargain, with hundreds of books, DVDs and more up for grabs at this year’s Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Wagga Wagga City Library.

The two-day sale will be held in the downstairs children’s area of the library at the Civic Centre, on Friday 23 February from 4pm to 6pm, and Saturday 24 February from 9am to 12 noon.

Two women standing side by side, putting books on shelves

Library Services Manager Christine Bolton says this popular event is an opportunity to hunt down a bargain while benefiting the broader community.

“We will have a large range of donated and retired items, from adult fiction and non-fiction, children's and young adult novels, history, health, and DIY books, to DVDs and audiobooks,” Ms Bolton said.

“There’s a fantastic selection and our Friends are excited to offer the community this chance to get their hands on some quality titles.

“All funds raised from the sale will go to the Friends of the Library, which provides invaluable support to the library’s programs and services.”

This dedicated group of volunteers have been supporting the library for more than 30 years and have raised thousands of dollars.

Items will be $2 for adult books, $1 for children's books, or you can fill a bag for $10.

Just a reminder, all purchases must be made with cash as Friends currently do not have access to EFTPOS payment facilities.

Books in boot of car

Friends of the Library President and local author Suzanne Houghton is hoping to see the community rally around one of the library’s long-running and cherished events.

“All funds raised are used to directly support the ongoing work of the library to purchase books, technology and recreational resources, such as the interactive activity wall in the children's area,” Suzanne Houghton said.

“It is our role to advocate, support and promote the library's many services and programs to the community. Many people don't realise the breadth of services and programs offered by the library."