The Friends of the Peterborough Public Library (FOL) are a group of dedicated library supporters who volunteer their time sorting through donations from the community and organizing and running semi-annual book sales. The FOL also manage the books for sale in the lobby of the Main Library.

The Friends donate over $20,000 to the Library each year which helps to support Library collections and programs.

Lobby Sale

The FOL are stocking the lobby shelves with books normally found in their annual sales. New items are added every Tuesday and Friday -- visitors can browse the books and pay what they can for whatever items they want. Like the sales, all proceeds support Library collections and programs.

Donate to the Friends

We are not accepting any donations at this time. 

Donated items must be in good condition. Preferred items include:

  • English books
  • Audiobooks on CD, music CDs and DVDs
  • Popular fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults and children - including prize winners

Unfortunately, the following cannot be accepted:

  • Government publications, pamphlets, magazines
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Textbooks older than 5 years
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • VHS or cassette tapes

Donations are accepted at the Main Library 7 days a week 9am – 5pm. Donations can be placed on the conveyor belt behind the small door on the southwest corner of the library off Bethune St. (faces Shoppers Drug Mart).

Book Sales

FOL book sales are postponed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. To support the Friends you can shop the lobby shelves at the Main Library on Aylmer St. All items are pay what you can, your generosity is appreciated.

Most categories of fiction, non-fiction, and audio/visual material sell for $1.00 per copy, while bestsellers, children's books, and collectibles are priced individually.

Become a Friend

The Friends meet weekly at the Library to sort through donated items and stock the lobby book shelves.

Call us if you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends. You can also follow us on Facebook.