Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Friends of East Providence Public Library are accepting books for their Spring Book Sale, April 11 to 14, 2024.

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 or mold or mildew, which could be dangerous for people with allergies. Bestsellers and novels by popular authors are in demand, as are pocket-size paperback fiction and romance novels. We also welcome children’s picture books and non-fiction books, 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 in nearly new condition are also welcome.

The Friends do not accept encyclopedias, spiral bound books or books in 3-ring binders. To ensure current information, medical and financial advice books, travel guides, computer manuals and test preparation guides should be no more than 5 years old.  

Items to donate should be delivered in a sturdy cardboard box, plastic container or heavy-duty tote bag during library hours to the circulation desk at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence or Riverside Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside. Limit the weight so that a volunteer can easily lift it. Donated books should not be placed in the book drop or outside the library. Call 401-742-2751 in advance to drop off more than 10 boxes or bags of donated items. If your books do not meet the requirements for library donation, consider recycling them. Soft cover books can go in the recycling bin. Hardcover books can go in the recycling bin if you take the covers off.

Proceeds from book sales benefit library programs, including museum passes, special concerts and events. Questions? Call the library at 401-434-2453.