Imagine Auction & Gala 2014

Summer Book Fair

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Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17
Friday, August 15
9:00am - 12:00pm
Friends Members Advance Shopping Hours

12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sale Opens to the Public
Free Admission

Saturday, August 16
9:00am - 7:00pm
Free Admission 

Sunday, August 17
10:00am - 3:00pm
Free Admission

Mark your calendar now and spend some time with your Friends at the annual Summer Book Fair August 15 to August 17!  Enjoy the comfort of shopping in the air conditioned St. Charles Convention Center and stock your bookshelves with some great summer reads!  Admission is free all three-days.  Hours vary daily. 
Members Enjoy Exclusive Shopping Hours...It Pays to Be a Friend!
Friends members will enjoy advance shopping hours on the opening day of the sale.  From 9:00am to 12:00pm, only Friends members will have access to the more than 250,000 books, movies and other media offered.  The sale opens to the public at noon.  
To fully enjoy "members only" hours, purchase or renew your membership now.  Memberships received by Tuesday, August 12 will be processed in time for the sale. Memberships will also be available for purchase at the event, however, membership sales will not begin until after 9:00am when the sale opens.

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Purchase Friends
Friends products purchased online can be picked up at the branch of your choice. Please indicate your selection when prompted by the order system.

Donate Books

The Friends of the Library gladly accept new and gently-used book donations for the annual book fair or possibly for use in our libraries. All proceeds are given back to the Library District to fund special programs and amenities within library branches. Here are a few tips to help simplify your donation experience:  


  • New & used books in good condition are gladly accepted regardless of age.  NOTE: Please recycle moldy, dirty or damaged books and items that smell of smoke or animals. That is what we will do with them!
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Records
  • Encyclopedia sets published within 10 years
  • Textbooks published within 10 years
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED - The Friends of the Library no longer accept magazines older than two years or National Geographic magazines regardless of publication date.
Click here for details on branch locations that accept donations and quantity limitations.