WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Friends of Milne Public Library will accept donations for its 2014 sale of used books at a new location: 184 Southworth St.
The Friends, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has moved its collection, sorting and storage operations from the library on Main Street to the Southworth Street house in space provided through the generosity of Williams College. Donations no longer will be accepted at the library itself.
The relocation allows the library to reuse the Botsford Community Lobby, which in past years has been dedicated to sorting books between the start of donations in September and the book sale in April.
"This year's sale was our most financially successful yet, and we look forward to another successful event next April," Friends President Stephen Dravis said. "Each year, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of community members who donate their gently used books for the sale.
"We're grateful to Williams for allowing us to continue receiving and processing those books without infringing on the library's needs for space."
"The college is one of many community partners who have supported the sale in the past," Dravis said. "Williams has helped out with tables to display the books at the sale, and student-athletes from the college have been invaluable helpers during the set-up and clean-up phases each April.
"This relocation is an extension of the college's involvement with this well-loved event."
Donors are asked to drop off books on the enclosed front porch at 184 Southworth St., preferably during daylight hours, beginning Sept. 3.
The book sale, silent auction and Friends Cafe generate funds to support programming, staff development and technology at the library. This year's silver anniversary sale raised $25,000.
The 2014 sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.
For more information, visit the Friends website at milnelibraryfriends.org.