Library Friends Group Host “Buy One, Get One Free” Book Sale Saturday, Oct. 14 at Virginia Beach Library Branches

Monday, October 02, 2017

​The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library, an all-volunteer organization that raises funds to support programs and services at Virginia Beach Public Library is holding a "buy one, get one" gently-used book sale on Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all Virginia Beach branches except for Wahab Law Library, which is closed on Saturdays. Items include children's books, fiction, non-fiction and nearly every genre imaginable, with selection varying by location.

"The Friends sale offers a wide selection of books at bargain prices to raise money to support our library system, one of the most important assets in our community," said President Jill Burr. "What better deal than two for the price of one?"

"The Friends book sale is a win-win opportunity for the community," said Director of Libraries Eva Poole. "Library customers will find great deals on books, proceeds will go to the Friends and ultimately, invested in Virginia Beach Public Library in support of popular programs such as our Summer Reading Challenge."

About the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library
Members of the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library have been raising funds and supporting Virginia Beach Public Library since 1976. They volunteer precious time to run the Friends Book Shop, sorting and selling books and much more. In the last decade, the Friends organization has granted nearly $1 million to support the library and programs for the community including Summer Reading Challenge, teen services, early literacy activity centers, services for those who are visually impaired and more. In the group's current fiscal year, April 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018, the Friends granted $126,000 to VBPL.

About Virginia Beach Public Library
A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and video in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and take-home technology. Visit for details.

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