Donating to our book sales

The Friends of the Library accepts gently used books, DVDs, and other media which are offered for sale on shelves inside the library and in our twice per year used book sales. Our book sales are a great way to spread used books back into the community, and dollars into the support of your local library.

We do not accept:

textbooks, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, encyclopedias,

Reader's Digest condensed books, Bibles, magazines, 

nonfiction or reference books more than 7 years old,

or any books with water, mold, mildew, cover or page damage. 

Also, no items with yard/garage sale stickers.

Because storage space in St. Michael City Center and the Library is of limited availability, we generally ask that donations be brought in no sooner than 3 months prior to each sale. Our Spring Sale occurs in April, so bring in your donations starting in January. The Fall Sale happens in mid-October, so please wait until late summer before bringing in donations, if at all possible.

It helps our volunteers A LOT if donations can be brought in no later than a week before the sale, to avoid last minute sorting.

At the library, bring your boxes or bags with items to the library front desk. Please do not leave your donations outside or in the library book returns.

All proceeds from our sales go to the Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library to support programming, special equipment, and furnishings for the library.

Volunteers, for both pre-sale sorting and sale-day help are always welcome. Inquire at 763-497-1998.

Other ways to donate or volunteer

You can donate to the Friends financially using the GiveMN or Paypal links below. You can also support the Friends by purchasing a tote bag or buying books and media at our book sales.  We accept check donations mailed to The Friends of the St. Michael/Albertville/Hanover Library, 11800 Town Center DR NE, Saint Michael, MN  55376.

The Friends are always looking for volunteers to help with our book sales and other events, and to be a part of the Friends of the Library planning. Please join our mailing list below, or contact us with any questions.

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We send out email updates concerning Friends book sales and other events. Please join our list!