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Two local libraries holding spring book sales

The Friends of the Baldwin Public Library will hold its spring book sale Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5, on the lower level of Baldwin Public Library, while the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will have their Second Saturday Book Sale on Saturday, May 11.


At Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham, an exclusive preview shopping event will be open to Friends members only on Friday evening, May 3, from 6-8 p.m. Membership will be available at the door.


The sale will open to the general public on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, will be $5 Bag Sale Day, and hours are 12:30-4 p.m.


Available for purchase are lightly-used adult and children's hardcover and paperback books, DVDs and CDs donated from patrons or withdrawn from the library. Shoppers may purchase items by using cash, personal checks, Venmo or PayPal.


All sale proceeds benefit the Baldwin Public Library. The Friends of the BPL donated approximately $50,000 to the library in fiscal year 2022-2023 to support programming, services and equipment. Established in 1950, the Friends of BPL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


At Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold their Second Saturday Book Sale Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friends members can shop the sale early, from 10-11 a.m., with memberships available at the door.


The sale takes place on the lower level of the library, and includes thousands of books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests, sorted into more than 50 categories. Highlights this Mother's Day month include gardening, cooking, chocolate, flowers, jewelry, style, spa day, guilty pleasures, rom-com DVDs, and fun things to do with kids. There is a vintage section featuring Fortune magazines from the 1930s and 1940s which have beautiful covers, stories of the times and gorgeous vintage advertisements.


There is also a room dedicated to music and film.


Visa, MasterCard and debit cards are accepted with a $15 minimum purchase.

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