Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come
together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which
the domesticated volumes of the library lack.
- Virginia Woolf
Annual Book Sale
March 17 and
18 in the Pace Library
Used books are always for
sale in the Pace Library and at Alyssa's
Antique Depot on Chumuckla Road. We are greatly
appreciative of the help these folks give!
Book Sale Volunteers
There is not much that the Friends do that is more vital than the work performed
by our volunteers at the book sale. But, unless you are already a part
of the process, you might not know about all the work that goes on there.
Here, then, is a primer on the Friends Booksale Operations and, of course,
all the information you need about how you can become a part of it!
Some Important Facts
Where’s the storage unit? It is at Patriot
Self Storage, 4384 Luther Fowler Road in Pace.
Books. Most of the books are donated from groups and
individuals. You may drop off donated books at the Pace Library.
Once the books are at the storage unit, the unopened
boxes are placed in a central location. From here, volunteers open
each box and sort out the contents. Each book is taken to its place;
signs show just where to put all the different types of books — fiction,
biography, literature, children’s, history, reference, how-to,
science, cook books, audio/visual, and on and on. This part of
the process is hard work, but, if you enjoy working with books,
the hardest part is keeping to the task when you are working with
a particularly great load of books. You never know what will be
in each box!
Volunteers are needed for moving the books. Books are heavy, so strong backs
Sales Floor Help
We need people at the sale to browse the
books and keep the tables orderly.
Disposition of Leftovers
Non-profit or service organizations may pick up leftovers at our big Annual
Sale from 2-4 Saturday afternoon.
|The policies below are for those items
contributed at the library site. The Friends attempt to follow
the same policies.
Donating Materials to the Library
The Santa Rosa County Library System appreciates the willingness of our
citizens to donate materials to our libraries. We take pride in the
quality of our collections in our quest to provide excellent and accessible
collections for all SRC citizens. Standard selection guidelines are
used to evaluate both purchased and donated materials for our collections.
When donated materials are received, the library retains unconditional
ownership of them and makes the final decision on their acceptance,
use, and disposition. Materials that are unsuitable for library collections
are given to Friends of the Library groups to sell for benefit to the
library, or disposed of otherwise.
Library collection items must withstand heavy use for circulating, and
many book store and book club editions are not suitable. Libraries do
not have space or manpower to manage and store donated materials that
can not be used in our collections or sold in book sales. Therefore,
we will not accept the following items:
Books or AV materials in poor physical condition (damaged,
soiled, mildewed, molded, water damaged, written markings,
insect stains or excrement, brown or frayed edges, bad cases)
Non-Fiction Books that are more than three years old
Books with poor quality print, outdated illustrations,
or weak bindings
Incomplete sets of books or AV materials
Readers Digest Condensed books
Text books in any subject area
Materials that have been withdrawn from other libraries