The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host its annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale May 30-June 2, 2013, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Admission to the sale is free.
In addition, for the first time, Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) will offer a Preview Sale at the Spring Whale. It will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 and is open to Friends members only. Download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org  or join the night of the sale 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. You’ll be able to 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.
Bert’s Curiosity Corner is 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, which will support of literacy programs for children and teens at JCPL, including the Summer Reading Club. Keep your kids reading this summer by signing up today at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading  and by bringing them to the book sale. The Whale of a Used book Sale proceeds also support at-risk children attending Head Start Preschool programs.
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 the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends
The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends work to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit the community. The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide organization dedicated to enhancing the programs and resources of our libraries. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org .
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 .