Did you ever walk into one of the rooms in your house and say, “What are we doing with these old books”? Perhaps, you’ve already packed the books into boxes and piled the boxes in your basement waiting for the next Oak Lawn Flood.
Don’t despair, there is an alternative to the destruction of these books. You can now donate your “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
The donation drop-off area is near the Library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Customer Services Desk to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. That’s right, you can get a tax deduction instead of a wet box after the basement floods.
The Friends Ongoing Book Sale provides an ever-changing variety of books, magazines and other forms of media at bargain prices. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost 10 cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond their regular budget. Due to space limitations, the Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older text books.