The Friends of the Library book sale raised $14,200! Thank you to everyone who supported us by shopping the sale.

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.

Donate to the Friends

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

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.