The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library’s Waco-McLennan County Library Book Sale is back and better than ever

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library book sale is back and better than ever, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tens of thousands of books were donated throughout the year, with the proceeds going to the library.

“They help us provide all the wonderful services like our kids’ summer reading club, they bought the mobile pop-up library van, which allows us to expand our services outside of the library walls. “said Essy Day, director of library services. “They pay for things like the new loan offices that really help staff be more efficient and serve the public better. So we couldn’t do what we do without them.

If the sale benefits the library, it is also a way for people to discover books, and perhaps a new love of reading.

“These are people who find treasures,” said Kevin Tankersley, one of the library volunteers. “You know books they loved when they were kids and found a copy of them, they’ve lost theirs over the years somehow, or people just find hidden treasures with books they are looking for. “

It’s one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the library, and it’s in a new location this year. In the past, the sale was held at the Waco Convention Center, but it is now held at the BASE of the Extraco Events Center on Bosque Blvd.

Day said they were excited to have it at BASE this year because it’s a bigger space for people to walk through.

The sale takes place from Thursday to Sunday. It costs $ 10 to participate in the sale on Thursday, but it’s free the rest of the weekend.


Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A moonlit madness sale begins Sunday at 6 p.m. Buyers can bring their own bags and fill them for $ 10. Collectors Corner items are 50% off.

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