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A “Title Wave” of Books at the Jeffco Library Foundation & Friends Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale

The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host their annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale May 30-June 1, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Admission to the sale is free.
Friends of Jefferson County Public Library will hold a Preview Sale from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29. It is open to Friends members only. To join, download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join at the door. 
Booklovers can dive into a sea of 100,000 gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and videos with prices from 50 cents to $2.50. Find your favorite authors and discover new ones, as well as treasured classics. Sunday is Bag Day where $6 buys as many items as will fit in a bag. Be a good neighbor to Mother Earth and bring your own grocery size bag to promote our “Going Green” effort.

“The Spring Whale Sale is our most popular event,” said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. “Not only will you find great deals on thousands of items, your purchase will help support important literacy programs at Jefferson County Public Library, creating stronger communities across the county.”
The sale will also feature Bert’s Curiosity Corner, an area devoted to vintage books and magazines, all of which are individually priced. The Corner has a large selection of books on Colorado and western history.
This Whale of a Used Book Sale is expected to generate more than $65,000. The proceeds fund programming at Jefferson County Public Library, such as the Traveling Children’s Library, Summer Reading Club, Early Literacy Learning Playscapes, American Sign Language Storytimes and JCPL 2 Go Lending Tablets.
Help make a difference by volunteering for the sale! To volunteer for the sale, or for additional information, call 303-403-5075 or email [email protected].


About Jefferson County Library Foundation
The Jefferson County Library Foundation's mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.

About Friends of Jefferson County Public Library
Friends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide group dedicated to enhancing the resources of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). We are people who cherish our Library, and we believe that JCPL is a valuable, essential and fundamental part of the community. Friends lend our voices, time and resources to ensure quality library services in Jefferson County.  For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org/friends-are.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library, and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.