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26th Annual Friends of the Hunterdon County Library Book Sale April 20 - 22

Just in time for spring house cleaning, the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library (FOHCL) is gearing up for its 26th annual book sale, set to run from April 20-22.  We are all excited to report to our community on two things:  donations for the sale, volunteering, and scheduling.


As always, we seek the community’s support through donations.  In fact, every single item we will be offering in the sale will come from someone in our neighborhoods; each year we completely renew our offerings. 


As we gear up for this year’s sale, we are especially interested in certain items:


            Hardcover and paperback books

            Children’s books

            DVDs, video games, and music/audiobook CDs

            Sheet music


Please place them in boxes if possible. 


In addition, there are some items we are not able to use:


            Anything on cassette


            Pre-2019 computer and business books


            Reader’s Digest condensed books

            Magazines of any type

            Anything in mildewed, water-damaged, or beat-up condition


We will have two book drives this year. Both on Saturday: April 6 and April 13.    Both book drives will take place at the Grange Building (same place as in previous years) in the South County Park Fairgrounds, which is on Route 179, Lambertville, NJ, 08530.    They will both run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.


Donations are welcomed!  We welcome large and small donations to the book drives; all make a difference! Besides the book drives, donations may also be dropped off North County Branch (Clinton) April 2-3 during normal business hours (until 5:00 p.m.) and until 3:00 p.m. on April 4.  Donations may also be dropped off at the HQ Library April 10-13 during library business hours. Please limit donations at these library branches to 3 bags/boxes as space for drop-offs is limited. The final day to donate items for the book sale is April 13 at the second Book Drive.   After that, we’ll be getting organized for the sale.


The week after the second book drive, the main sale starts: Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21.    As always, we will be offering books on almost any conceivable subject, most for $2 each (for hardcovers), and a special collections boutique with individually priced rarities or unusual volumes.    On Monday, April 22, we will have a bag sale (we’ll provide the bags).   For more details and updates, please check out our web page:


Besides books, we need people!   Volunteers are needed and welcomed to help collect books on the two collection Saturdays and also to help sort books in advance of the book sale. In addition, volunteers are needed for the three days of the book sale itself, for tasks as varied as directing traffic, cashiering, organizing tables, and greeting and guiding.  From Tuesday, April 2 through Thursday, April 24.  In fact, we have volunteering opportunities both at the Volunteer opportunities are available for both sites – South County Park Fairgrounds in Ringoes and the North Branch Library in Clinton.  Students are welcome to participate if 13+ years old and service credit will be given.  In short, we have a place for you! To participate, download the volunteer form from our website: (click on FOHCL) or email For more information: contact us at All are welcome, and everyone can make a difference.  The fellowship of the booksale is sublime.

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