Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

Library used-book sale on Oct. 18-20 helps support district programming

Staff report
Posted 10/15/19

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. …

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Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

Library used-book sale on Oct. 18-20 helps support district programming

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More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.

The sale is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Admission is free every day.

Early birds can start shopping at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 for a $10 fee. On Oct. 19, teachers, Friends of Jefferson Public Libraries members and Jefferson County employees receive half off on all purchase; ID is required. Oct, 20 is bag day, with a bag of books starting at $6.

Friends of Jefferson Public Libraries will be allowed to shop early during a preview night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Those wishing to join the group can sign up for a membership at the door.

“The twice-yearly Whale of a Used Book Sale is always popular with book lovers from throughout Jefferson County and beyond,” Jo Schantz, executive director of the Jefferson County Library Foundation, said in a news release. “Each year, our [sale] helps raise tens of thousands of dollars, which in turn benefit the programs of Jefferson County Public Library that are offered free to the public.”

For information, call 303-403-5075 or go to www.WhaleSale.org.

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