Friends of the Oceanside Public Library resell books and other items at the Thursday Farmers Markets in Oceanside. You’ll find them outside the Civic Center Library at 330 North Coast Highway (south side of the fountain), every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Customers can once again browse individual titles and purchase items safely in the newly developed area of the Farmers Market, which has been expanded for security reasons and to ensure good social distancing. For those not ready to shop this way, Buy-the-Box Drive-Through book sales remain open Tuesday and Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive.
Drive-through box sales have recently been enhanced to include special orders which can be placed by calling (760) 473-4733. Boxes of books are sorted by author or category and sold for just $ 5 a box. Paperbacks are also sold by bag at $ 5 per bag. Participants will cross the aisle to the side door of the facility and will need to wear a face mask and stay in the car. These sales are cash only and prepackaged packages will be placed in the trunk of the car by a volunteer.
All of the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library’s fundraising efforts are used to support the library’s programs and services. Like many organizations, Friends’ ability to raise funds has been severely affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can make a difference by visiting oplfriends.org to donate or become a member for as little as $ 10 per year. For more information on book donations to Friends, please call (760) 473-4733.
This press release was prepared by the city of Oceanside. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.