We are pleased to accept donations of books and other materials. The library will only accept books (that are less than ten years old), audio books, DVDs, and CDs. The library reserves the right to refuse any materials. All donated items become property of Salida Regional Library.
If you would like to donate an item only if it will be added to the collection, please speak with the director first.
We do not accept Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, magazines, or sets of encyclopedia. We also ask that you do not donate books that are musty, moldy, dirty, broken or missing portions.
If you need assistance bringing the books in from the curb, please ask at the desk. We do not offer a pick-up service.
The library hosts a book sale about every six months, usually the weekend closest to Halloween and then also the end of April/beginning of May. The date is set about four weeks prior to the sale and is publicized in the newspaper and with flyers posted around town.
Book sales occur on a single day, usually a Saturday, and encompass the hours the library is open. Admission is free and anyone may attend. We do not have an early bird program for our book sales.
The vast majority of material in the book sales comes from donations to the library. Other items may include damaged or discarded items from the library collection. Typically, the price structure for the opening hours of a book sale is as follows:
Hardback books $1.00
Mass market paperbacks $0.25
Audio & video $1.00
6 Mass market paperbacks $1.00
Marked sets of books As marked
Antique / special books
(when available) As marked
Prices are cut in early afternoon and slashed in late afternoon.