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Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library will hold its annual book sale on Friday, September 10 from 5:00-7:30 PM, Saturday, September 11 from 9AM-2PM, Sunday, September 12 from 1-5PM, and Monday, September 13 from 9AM-2PM. The sale will take place in the library’s Community Meeting Rooms.

Books will be available for every age and interest.  A large selection of books for kids will be for sale along with best sellers, mysteries, romances and westerns.  Non-fiction selections will include cookbooks, biographies, history, inspiration, travel and more.

On Friday, we will have a Friends of the Library member preview night from 5:00-7:30 PM. Friends of the Library members will get a chance to peruse and purchase books and other items before the general public. This is for Friends members who have paid their dues in the last year; people can also become a member of the Friends of the Library the day of the sale for $10.00.

Books will be sold on Friday and Saturday for $3 for hardcover titles, $1 for trade paperbacks and former library books, and 50 cents for mass market, pocket-size paperbacks.  DVDs, videos, and other media also will be available at the sale.  The traditional “bag sale” will be on Sunday when a grocery bag of books will sell for just $1.00. Monday will have a $1 admission fee – take as many books as you’d like!

All proceeds from the sale go to the Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library and will be used to purchase new materials of all types and for all ages.


  • Start:September 10 @ 5:00 pm
  • End:September 13 @ 5:00 pm