The Spring Book Sale will open Wednesday, March 11 and run through Sunday, March 15 in the Library lobby. The sale begins daily when the Library opens and will end 30 minutes before closing time. Most items are priced at $1 or less. On Sunday, we will have our Bag & Box Sale. Paper grocery bags can be filled for $4 a bag and cardboard boxes can be filled for $7 per box.
There will be a large selection of children’s materials at this sale, which will be featured closest to the front doors. Items for sale include donations that do not meet the Library’s current needs as well as gently-used resources that have been withdrawn from circulation. Stock will be replenished each day of the sale, so new items may be found daily.
Bi-Annual Book Sale
The Tyler Public Library hosts a bi-annual book sale in the Spring and Fall each year, depending on available materials. These sales consist of materials that are removed from the library's collection for various reasons and donated materials that we decide not to add to the collection.
Our Spring Book Sale is always the week of Spring Break for Tyler ISD. The Fall Book Sale will always fall sometime in October.
At the bi-annual book sales, we will always start on Wednesday and go through Sunday. The book sale always closes 30 minutes before the library each day. On Sunday of the sale, we have a bag and box sale; bags are $4 and boxes are $7. At the bi-annual sale, we will sell hardback books for $1 and paperback books for $0.50. Other materials such as DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, and Records may also be available for purchase at various prices.
The Book Nook is a year-round smaller sale located near the stairwell of the library. Books range in price from $2 to $0.50. Also featured are DVDs, CDs, and the occasional Audiobook.
Where does the money go?
The money from the bi-annual book sales and Book Nook goes to fund replacement copies of materials, repairs, and other collection related needs. All sales go directly to the Tyler Public Library.
How can you help with the sales?
Want to help us with the bi-annual book sales? Become a volunteer, and help us put out the materials, run the ticket table, and help others with their purchases.
We're also accepting volunteers who want to work with the Book Nook throughout the year. Volunteers who help with the Book Nook would be sorting and going through incoming donations, pricing materials, assisting with the removal of beyond repair books, and more.
The bi-annual sales and Book Nook are only made possible thanks to the amazing volunteers of the Tyler Public Library. Any help is appreciated.
Another way to help is to donate materials. Making a donation allows us to add new materials to the collection and anything that isn't added goes into the book sale.