After a long hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd.) North Courtyard, outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium.

Five thousand books will be available for sale, including both hardback and paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, art, children, and young adult books priced between $2 to $5. Cash payment only.

The proceeds of the sale will benefit library programs, especially important with the budget cut in library funding. Participants are required to wear a mask.

The Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library are dedicated to promoting the Santa Monica Public Library system, its mission and vision. Our volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of the main library and its branches.  It works cooperatively with Library administrators, local organizations, and institutions to support and encourage the extension and improvement of Library services. Funds raised will be used to support the Summer Reading Program for Youth & Adults, Santa Monica Reads (20th Year Anniversary), Youth Programming from early literacy, school-age engagement career and college prep/life skills, Heritage and History Months, and the Arts & Literacy Festival programming, Adult Programs including support for career online high school, wellness programs, seniors services support, SMPL Online Academy, and Image Archives.

Submitted by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library