Over thirty years ago, a group of citizens interested in providing support and funds for library programs for the Euless Public Library met to form the Friends of the Euless Library. Through the years they have conducted book sales to raise money to help with a variety of programs and services. In 2005 they combined forces with the Euless Library Foundation and have become strong team. Twice each year (Spring and Fall) the book sale is held to benefit the Euless Library. Proceeds provide funds for library programs throughout the year that are not covered by the library’s operating budget such as the Summer Reading Club.
Donations are accepted year-round for the book sale. The Library accepts good-condition, gently-used books (hard-cover and paperback), videos, CDs (software, music and audio books) and DVDs. They do not accept magazines. Donations are tax-deductible.
Free admission to the early bird sale on Friday afternoon is one of the benefits of ELF membership. The sale features books in every category including children’s books, self-help books, books about gardening, cooking and other hobbies, as well as sports and history. They also feature coffee table books, sets of video programs and movies and music of all kinds. Prices start at $1 for hardcover books and 50¢ for paperback books. There is something for everyone and the price is right!
The book sale is an integral part of the fundraising efforts for ELF and would not be possible if it were not for the long hours worked by volunteers leading up to the sale.