The Friends of the East Providence Public Library are now accepting books for their Fall Book Sale, scheduled for October 13 to 16, 2022. Hardcover and softcover books in gently used and resalable condition are wanted.


Books should have bindings intact and be free of writing, highlighting, tears, water stains, mold or mildew. Especially in demand are hard cover, soft cover and pocket-size paperback novels.


We also welcome non-fiction books on subjects such as art, sports, hobbies, crafts, history, home and garden, business, health, travel, music, religion, science, biographies and memoirs.


Oversize and vintage books are needed for our Special Selections and Collectors’ Corner section. Music CDs, movie DVDs, TV series, comic books and complete jigsaw puzzles and games in nearly new condition are also welcome.

The Friends do not accept encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, spiral bound books or books in 3-ring binders. Text books for kindergarten to grade 12, cassette tapes and VHS tapes will also not be accepted.

Items to donate should be delivered in a sturdy bag, box or container during library hours to the circulation desk at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence or Riverside Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside.


Donated books should not be placed in the book drop. Call 401-433-3463 in advance to drop off more than 10 bags or boxes of donated items. 


Proceeds from book sales benefit library programs, including museum passes, special concerts and events. 


Questions? Call the library at 401-434-2453.