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Made-to-Order Buy the Box Book Sales

March 1, 2021

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library have improved their drive-through book sales by now offering Made-to-Order boxes.  Customers can now call 760-473-4733 to place special orders.  The sales continue to take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive. 

Boxes of books are sorted by author or categories including fiction, nonfiction, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, children’s, cookbooks, mysteries, biographies, holiday CDs, and more, for only $5 per box ($7 for oversized books).  Paperbacks are being sold by the bag, also for $5. 

Participants will drive through the alley to the side door of the facility and must remain in the car wearing face coverings.  After purchase, the prepacked packages will be placed in the car’s trunk by a volunteer.  Sales are cash only.

This book sale is a creative way for the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library to continue supporting the Library and fostering the community’s love of reading.  Their fundraising efforts go entirely to sponsoring Library programs and services.  Like many organizations, the Friends have found their ability to raise funds severely impacted by the curtailment of activities due to COVID-19.  You can make a difference by visiting to donate or become a member for as little as $10 per year.