JoCo Library Announces its 26th Annual Used Book Sale, June 11-14

The Johnson County Library will hold the 2014 Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Used Book Sale in cooperation with Friends of the Library at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st St., Olathe, KS, June 11-14. It will be a great opportunity to stock up on gently used books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests at bargain prices. Most items are priced from 50 cents to $3.00.

Sale dates and hours will be:
Wednesday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A “Friends of Library Member Only” Preview Sale will be held on Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. which requires a current Friends of the Library membership card that may be purchased at the sale that night or at the Friends Used book stores located at Antioch and Blue Valley Neighborhood libraries (individual for $20; family membership for $25).
According to Marsha Bennett, Community Relations Coordinator for Johnson County Library, this is the 26th year for the library’s popular annual summer used book sale. “There is a huge selection of materials again this year,” Bennett stated. “There is definitely something for every age and interest.  We estimate there will be approximately 100,000 gently used items.”
According to Bennett this is a great community recycling event and fundraiser for the Library. “Not only are items weeded from the library’s collection taken to the sale, but donations from the community make up about 60% of the items offered at the sale,” Bennett said. “Books and audiovisual materials are sorted by categories so people can easily find their area of interest or favorite authors. There are hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, as well as some audiovisual materials. And the prices are very reasonable.”

Prices for the sale are: Adult paperbacks $1.00; Adult hardback $2.00, Audiovisual materials 50 cents to $3.00, Youth paperback 50 cents and Youth hardback $1.00. Specially priced items include vintage, art and coffee table books, books sets, autographed copies and ephemera all individually priced. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Proceeds from the used book sale benefit the Johnson County Library. To join the Friends, visit , call (913) 826-4301, or pick up membership information at any Johnson County Library location.