SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Sunday, Feb. 12, the Friends of the South Orange Public Library (FSOPL) are holding a book donation day.
The books collected will be used in several ways to help fund programs and spread world literacy, according to a release from the FSOPL. Donated books will be sold by Better World Books, sold in the South Orange Library Book Cage, and donated to the Little Free Libraries around town.
According to the FSOPL, some of the books collected will be allotted to the green bin in the library parking lot labeled "Drop Books Here," which are then sent to Better World Books, where they are sold. The company covers the cost of shipping and FSOPL gets a percentage of each sale. Other donated books will be used to stock the Book Cage, the South Orange Library's used bookstore, located on the mezzanine level of the library.
At the Book Cage, "patrons can purchase books at very reasonable prices and thus make a tax-deductible donation, stated the release from the FSOPL.
Some of the book donations will also be used to help stock the Little Free Libraries, the boxes on polls throughout South Orange that provide books that can be borrowed, with the option to return the books, or keep them.
Books can be donated on Feb. 12 at the library between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will be available to process donations, which can include soft and hard cover books and everything from best sellers to cookbooks and children's books.