Library Book and Bake Sale on Heritage Day

Above: The Heritage Day sale is traditionally the Friends of the Library’s biggest fundraiser. But it relies on community help. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

[Editor’s Note: For more stories on Heritage Day 2017 and related activities, click here.]

The Friends of the Southborough Library are getting ready for their big Book and Bake Sale on Monday, October 9th – Heritage Day. We are seeking volunteers and donations to help.

(We’ll also need lots of customers – so save the date! It’s an easy one to remember. The sale will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.)

Have some great books that you’re done with? Or ones that you’re kids have “outgrown”? 

Clear your shelves and bring them in. (You’ll need the space for the new ones you buy at the sale.)

Try to drop them off soon. (We’ll still accept them up to the day before the sale – and even beyond for future sales. But to make work easier for volunteers, the sooner the better!)

Those of you with baking talent may consider donating something to our annual Bake Sale.

We could use cookies, cupcakes, brownies, muffins, quick breads, whatever. If you or your family would buy it, then bring it on in! (If you plan to contribute something, please email You can drop off contributions on Saturday or after 8:00 am that morning.

We are also seeking volunteers to help on the day of the sale. 

Our greatest need for healthy bodies will be for setup. From 8:00 – 9:00, we’ll be bringing tables out and loading them with books.

(We’ll also need help with the closing up at 3:00, but hopefully there will be far fewer books to bring back out!)

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers in two hour shifts: 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, or 2-4. (But, if you can’t commit to two hours, we’ll take less.) Anyone willing to take a shift, please email

Friends’ funds are used to support a variety of programs for all ages. We also provide resources including free/discount passes to several area museums.

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