The Mark Twain Library has held a late-summer book
fair for more than 50 years. It is held on Labor Day Weekend in the Redding Community Center.
At this annual event, the library typically
offers for sale upwards of 50,000 used books in all subject areas.
A select number of books are also available for sale year-round
at the library.
This important contribution to the welfare of
the library is made possible by the generous donation of books to
the library throughout the year, and the year-long effort by a devoted
group of book fair volunteers, who sort and store these donations.
The library gratefully accepts the following items
for the fair:
- books in good condition (no mold)
- DVDs in their original cases
- videotapes in their original cases
- music CDs in their original cases
- computer software
The library does NOT accept:
- LP records
- Readers' Digest condensed editions
Donations can be dropped off at the library during
regular hours of operation (preferred) or in the outside bin at
the end of the children's wing when the library is closed. The library
will be happy to provide a receipt for any donation, but cannot,
of course, provide a valuation for tax purposes.
If you have any questions about a
specific donation that you would like to make for the book fair,
please contact volunteers Midge Loery or Jeanne Wendschuh at the library (203) 938-2545.