Get book deals, help the library during Founders Festival

The Friends of the Farmington Community Library Used Book Sale returns to the Greater Farmington Founders Festival, at the Farmington branch library, 23500 Liberty Street.

Several tables will be set up July 15-17 at the back entrance, facing the parking lot, with more tables inside the library in the large meeting room on the lower level. A special pre-sale event on July 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., is open only to Farmington Friends of the Library, and you can join at the time of the pre-sale.

Mary Beth Perrot, President of the Farmington Friends of the Library Board, said the non-profit Friends organization works year-round “as advocates for literacy.”

“Our efforts support, strengthen, and enlarge the scope of services and resources the Library offers for the enrichment of the entire Farmington/Farmington Hills community,” she said in a press release. “Some Friends volunteer time, lending a hand in organizing the library’s many resources; some help conduct the annual Friends Book Sale at the Farmington Founders Festival in July; all show their support through membership dues that contribute to the funds raised at used book sales. The Friends make it possible to implement new technologies and programs that go beyond the Library’s day-to-day activities – programs that may not currently be supported by state or community funds.”

Hours for public sale are July 15, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; July 16, 10 a.m. -5:45 p.m.; July 17, 1 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (all day bag sale). Prices range from $3 for books on CD and $2 for adult hardcovers to 50 cents for children’s paperbacks and video cassettes.

Visit, call 248-848-4303, or write to to learn more.