The next FOL Used Book Sale will be at Eastgate Town Center Sept. 21-30. This sale will also feature poets and fiction and non-fiction writers from the area (some well-known, others not –so) who will sign their work at the Local Authors Table. Live readings and presentations will be scheduled daily.
Friends of the Library is a fundraising group that provides for Chattanooga Public Library needs that are not funded by the city. Some of those needs include: literacy programs, staff appreciation and development, and projects for special populations (such as children and teens).
Thirty-five to 40 Chattanooga FOL members assemble a 25-30,000 used and donated books for each sale. The two to three sales held yearly are the major fundraising project of the FOL and gross between $20,000 and $22,000 each.