Find a new book for the new year at Mount Prospect Public Library Book Sale

It’s a new year, time for a new book; so leave the cold behind and join hundreds of your neighbors for the Friends of Mount Prospect Public Library’s book sale Jan. 20-21. The sale features three rooms filled with books, DVDs, CDs, a large amount of recently donated sheet music, vinyl records, puzzles, games and more for all ages. Find many treasures at low prices. All proceeds raised go to support library programs for the community.

The Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library Book Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the library, 10 S. Emerson St. Admission and parking are free.

“Since the successful November holiday sale, even more collections of all items have been donated to provide shoppers with a great selection to choose from to start the New Year with a new book or movie, and at great prices,” Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library President Pat Klawitter said. “Shoppers can find books on all topics, movies and TV series on DVD and Blu-Ray, a ton of audiobooks, board games, sheet music, video games for Wii and Xbox, puzzles, comic books, amazing art and cookbooks and graphic novels.

“The majority of the items on sale are appearing in our book sale for the first time, and all at bargain prices in great condition,” Klawitter said. “Again, we owe the community a great deal for all the incredible donations they have provided us with and the volunteers that prepare everything for the sale.”

The sale will be held in three areas. In the library’s upstairs meeting room A, shoppers will find better quality, mostly hardcover adult, young adult and children’s books, movies, music, sheet music, graphic novels, audiobooks, the new “Gold Mine” area featuring special finds and more, all individually priced.

Next door in meeting room B, all items are 25 cents and include a huge array of paperbacks, including adult, young adult, children’s books and more. Finally, more treasures can be found in the lower level “Friends Room” by the elevator, where more adult, young adult and children’s books can be found, all priced at $1 each, with softcover books for 50 cents.

“We have a huge selection of items to choose from for every age,” Klawitter said. “So many have found great deals at the library book sales as the last few were packed. We had lines waiting to get in and shoppers returning the next day to purchase the item they had their eye on the day before. It’s fun, and you never know what you will find.”

Textbooks on all topics and large-print books can also be found.

“The massive collection of sheet music donated and available to buy at the sale includes vocal music, various voices (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) and genres (opera, classical, religious, rock, pop), books of individual composers, special collections, and single pieces,” Friends Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Winkler said. “It is, we believe, the largest collection of sheet music ever donated to the library, and an amazing collection, one music teachers and fans will greatly appreciate.”

All proceeds from the Friends’ (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) Book Sale support library programs, patron services, and staff initiatives. Friends’ volunteers donate their time throughout the year to organize the quarterly book sales. New volunteers are welcome, Klawitter said. Just go to for information on how to join and donate.

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