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Donations for Book Sale

Gently Used Books, Audio Books, Music CDs, DVDs Needed!

Tuesday Jul 15 2014 12:00am to Friday Jul 3 2015 5:00pm

The North Conway Library has its huge Annual Book & Art Sale on the second weekend of July every year and is looking for donations year-round.

If you would like to donate books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library any time the library is open all year long!

The books should be in good condition, and no textbooks, encyclopedias, bibles, or Reader's Digest condensed editions, please. Audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and DVDs (no VHS, please) should also be in good, sellable condition.

Book donations can be dropped off any time when the library is open; please do not leave donations when the library is closed. The library appreciates your support and donations!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept:

  • Damaged or unclean books, including:
    • damaged spines
    • torn covers & pages
    • water damage
    • mold, smoke damage
    • books written in or marked or highlighted
    • smelly books (basement or barn storage)
  • Bibles
  • Condensed Books ("Reader's Digest")
  • Travel Guides more than 3 years old
  • Computer books more than 3 years old
  • Encyclopedias more than 3 years old
  • Text books more than 3 years old
  • Cassettes (books on tape or music tapes)
  • VHS movies
  • Magazines more than 2 years old, including but not limited to:
    • National Geographic
    • American Heritage

If you are not sure if your donations are suitable, just give us a call at 356-2961.

Please drop off donations only when the library is open. Please do NOT drop off in front of closed doors, when the library is closed ;-)

Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Please ask for your donation receipt at drop off.

1 Book 1 Valley: Book Discussion: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown

This is an open group: Everyone is welcome!

Thursday 2 October 2014 10:30am to 11:30am

1 Book 1 Valley Book Discussion at the North Conway Library:

Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown – October 2

The North Conway Library’s Book Group will read Flight of the Sparrowby Vermont author by Amy Belding Brown and discuss it on Friday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the library as part of the “One Book One Valley” community read.

This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member and whether or not you have finished the book.

One Book One Valley,” is the annual Valley-wide reading program, where people in and around the Mount Washington Valley will be reading and discussing the same book. The idea is to promote reading and to connect people to literature through reading and discussion.

The local program started in 2006; last year’s book was “Talk-Funny Girl" by Roland Merullo; this year’s pick is “Flight of the Sparrow - A Novel of Early America” by Amy Belding Brown.

For more information about “One Book One Valley” and its many related programs and events, check out 1book1valley.org

Flight of the Sparrow retells the real-life story of Mary Rolandson (1637–1711), a resident of an outpost town in 1600s Massachusetts, who was taken in an Indian raid and eventually ­restored to English society. After her capture, Mary becomes a slave to a powerful female Indian leader and witnesses savage cruelty as well as kindness. She also enjoys a new freedom she never experienced in her old life. When she is finally returned to her minister husband, Mary is conflicted by the prejudice her community bears against the native peoples even as they are defeated by the English armies and forced into small, guarded encampments. (Library Journal, starred review)

Copies of Flight of the Sparrow” are currently available at the North Conway Library and ALL local libraries throughout the month of September and October. Copies are also available for purchase at White Birch Books.

The TGIF Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village. Everybody is welcome whether you belong to the library or not, whether you have read the book or not. Please join us!

Contact the North Conway Library at 356-2961 for more information about the book discussion or the “One Book One Valley” Community Read and to reserve your copy.

This is an open group; everyone is welcome, whether you are a library member or not and whether you have finished the book or not.