The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways - hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program.  Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends' sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650.  

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Book Sale Fall 2019


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Wednesday, October 2* 2:00-6:00 p.m. *Members-only Preview; Join for $25! Open to the Public!

Wednesday, October 2 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 3 9:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, October 4 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 5** 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
**Bag Day Fill a bag for $10!

Need some new books after a summer of reading? Restock your collection at the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale!

The Friends will host their semi-annual sale beginning Wednesday, October 2, through Saturday, October 5, 2019. The sale will feature thousands of gently used books, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, hardbacks, paperbacks, audio books, CDs and more. 

The sale kicks off on Wednesday, October 2, with a Friends of the Library Member Exclusive Preview from 2-6 p.m. Memberships will be available at the door for $25 and are valid for one year. Following the members-only sale, the sale will open to the public from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday is Bag Day! Shoppers will have the special opportunity to fill a grocery bag (provided by the Friends) with items for only $10!

All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the Athens-Clarke County Library.  The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Thousands of titles available! It's time to restock your shelves!

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