Friday, April 7, 2023

What's happening with our Friendshop, booksales and book donations

As of April 2023, the Library's current staff shortages (and other issues that have come up) mean that the Friends have no booksale in sight and no storage for donations. We regret this, as the Friends have enjoyed holding booksales as much as our customers enjoyed attending them -- raising money for worthwhile library projects, re-cycling books to new readers, and providing a focus for the library community. 

In the meantime, if you have books to donate, the Times Colonist has announced that its booksale will be held Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, with the drive-through book drop-off on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And the proceeds go to support literacy projects. 

As an alternative, you can donate small numbers of books to the Little Free Libraries dotted around the region. There are now more than 600 of them.  Here's more information on the LFLs in our area: Little Free Libraries – Greater Victoria Placemaking Network