booksale1The Friends of the Library are sorry to report that because of renovations at Williston Central School, there is no room in the school to hold our annual book sale.

We had considered cancelling the book sale, but it's an integral part of Williston's 4th of July celebration so we have decided to go ahead with the abbreviated sale.

We will have the book sale in the library - on July 3rd from 4-6 and on July 4th from 9-2.

However, this is very limited space so we need to be very selective about donated materials. We can only accept very good or excellent adult and children's materials including DVDs. We will also only be able to accept books for one week in June - from Monday June 18th through Saturday June 23rd. Please only donate books that are published after 2010. Please do not try to donate any foreign language books.


We realize that this is a drastic change from other years. When you bring materials to the library PLEASE be understanding and patient if the library staff doesn't accept them. We are working with a very limited sale space this year so we can't handle the amount of books that we usually have. The library staff will be able to give you names of places that will accept materials that we can't use.

For the book sale itself, there will only be 4 categories of books: children's, adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and media. There will not be a "Volunteer Pre-sale shopping" opportunity before the book sale opes to the public on July 3rd at 4 pm.

Given that the library has limited space, it's possible that we may have to control how many people are in the building. We hope that this doesn't happen but wanted to let people know that it's a possibility. We hope that the community will understand that we are trying to make the best of a challenging situation. We hope that many of you are able to donate the types of materials that we need and that we see many of you at the book sale this year!

And we hope and assume that the book sale will be back in the school and at full steam in 2019!

Ann Park, Secretary/Treasurer
Friends of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library