Books for $1 | Mass market paperbacks and all AV materials buy 1, get 3 FREE
We accept cash and credit cards. There is no cost for admission.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS: Friends of the Library members can get early Book Sale access on Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Not yet a member? Click here to Become a Friend prior to the Book Sale, or sign up at the door.
We are people who love our Library! We provide support to the Dayton Metro Library system through fundraising and programming assistance. We believe that Libraries are a key part of our community, enabling people of all ages and from all walks of life to engage with information, education, and creativity!
Our fundraising helps the Library continue to offer a wide range of activities in these tough economic times. The programs we support touch the lives of a broad range of age groups across all the communities served by the Dayton Metro Library system. A few examples of those programs are:
Some of the things financed by the Friends of the Library include:
Feel free to contact our Volunteer Services Manager at 937.496.8638 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need more information about the Friends of the Library.
Most of the materials sold at the booksale are "weeded" from throughout the Dayton Metro Library system. Weeding is a vital part of maintaining a useful Collection, as older and duplicate items are regulary removed in order to make room for new items. Weeded items are placed in off-site storage for the next book sale; donations that cannot be used in our Collection make up the rest of our book sale items.
Old and new books for all ages, Music CDs movies on DVD, books on tape and CD, and more. There's something for everyone!
For the first time, the books will be sorted into several subjects such as Sports, Military, Poetry, Mystery, Science Fiction, Local/Ohio interest, Arts/Antiques, Cookbooks, Cars, Adult Fiction, Paperbacks, Biographies, Children’s Picture books, Juvenile, Teens plus more
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library organization. With these funds, the Friends provide incentives for Summer Challenge, sponsor speakers and help support branch programs that fall outside the general operating budget of the Dayton Metro Library. Information about the Friends and what they do with the proceeds can be found here.
The Dayton Metro Library and Friends of the Library accept donations of books and audio-visual items for our annual book sales. Donations are accepted at all Dayton Metro Library locations. Due to space limitations we can only accept two boxes per location.
We can write you a receipt for tax purposes if you like. Call or email our Volunteer Services Manager 937.496.8638 / email@example.com if you need more information on donating book sale materials. Unfortunately we are not able to pick up your donations.
Donations we cannot accept include:
If you have something on this list that we can't accept, please call Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul or other thrift shops or vintage book collectors.