The O’Neal Library will be hosting its annual book sale Feb. 25-27.
A preview party of the book sale will be held the day before it opens, which will allow patrons first access to the collection. The collection will include art, coffee table books, first editions and rare titles that the Friends of the O’Neal Library have been organizing all year long.
To attend the preview party, donate at least $25 to the library. On Feb. 27, the last day of the event, patrons will be able to fill a bag of books in the basement for a $15 charge and buy others for half price.
For more than 50 years, the Friends of the O’Neal Library in Mountain Brook has supported the library through this annual book sale. After the book sale was canceled last year due to the pandemic, an “abridged sale” was held in September, according to Friends President Barbara Blair.
In 2020, the annual sale raised approximately $35,000 during the event. Over the past 10 years, the Friends group has raised more than $300,000 for the library and shared the surplus with various charities throughout the state.
All books from this year’s sale (over 20,000 volumes) were donated throughout the year by members of the community or from the library’s collection.
Money raised during the sale is used to support the library’s Teen and Adult programs. These enrichment programs were designed to make the library a more fun and exciting place to visit.
During the pandemic, the library offered a variety of virtual craft programs in which patrons could pick up craft kits and attend programs via Zoom sessions. These programs included a bake-off, ceramics class and cocktail classes. The library also used Zoom for book groups to meet virtually. Teens had the opportunity to join in on virtual writing workshops with local authors.
For more information, contact Blair at [email protected] or visit www.oneallibrary.org and click on the support.