Book Donation Guidelines

MAY 2018 – the book shed can not accept any book donations at this time. Beginning June 27th books may be brought directly to the school between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Friday. Please call the library, 508-693-3366, for more information. 

BOOK SALE

2018 Annual Book Sale! Friday, July 27th through Monday, July 30th at the West Tisbury Elementary School

  • Friday, July 27th from 9:00 – 3:00 – Full Price
  • Saturday, July 28th from 9:00 – 3:00 – Full Price
  • Sunday, July 29th from 9:00 – 3:00 – Half Price
  • Monday, July 30th from 9:00 – 3:00 – Free 

For over 50 years, friends of the library have raised substantial money by selling donated books.  Now held in the gym at the West Tisbury School, the annual sale is a four-day event that recycles over 20,000 books a year.  All these readers help raise about $20,000 each summer to support library needs.

Many dedicated buyers arrange their summer schedule to include the sale, held at the end of July or early August.  The organization of the sale, which is so often lauded by patrons, is thanks to over 30 volunteers who work for the month of July sorting and pricing donations.

This successful fund-raiser is only possible because the Friends receive year-around book donations, dropped off at the sheds (between the tennis courts and the school building) at the West Tisbury School, on Old County Road. THE DONATION SLOT IS CLEARLY MARKED.

The Friends appreciate your book sale donations!  Thank you for your support of our library.

GUIDELINES FOR BOOK DONATIONS

CLEAN, INTACT COPIES-NO MOLD, MILDEW, MISSING COVERS OR WATER STAINS

  1. TRAVEL BOOKS NO MORE THAN THREE YEARS OLD
  2. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT:  TEXTBOOKS, BIBLES, MAGAZINES, PHONE BOOKS

THANK YOU FOR FOLOWING THESE GUIDELINES.  WHEN WE HAVE TO RECYCLE DONATIONS BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT SELL, THE FRIENDS HAVE LESS MONEY TO SUPPORT THE WEST TISBURY LIBRARY.

  • Small quantities – can always be dropped off at the sheds at the West Tisbury Elementary school.
  • Multiple bags or boxes – Volunteers are usually at the sheds after 2 pm, Monday – Friday (weather permitting).
  • Large quantities – Please call the library at 508-693-3366 to set up a time to drop off at the sheds.

Look for newspaper advertisements, or check back on this website after February, for specific sale dates.  The weekend chosen is dependent on the school calendar and varies slightly each year.