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to Read!

122 Van Norden Street, Washington, North Carolina  27889
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The Friends of Brown Library is a volunteer organization that supports the programs and operations of George H. and Laura E. Brown Library, an award-winning municipal library in historic Washington, North Carolina. Brown's dedicated professional and volunteer staff serves the information needs of residents and visitors of Washington and surrounding Beaufort County.

Our book sale for 2025 will be held at the Washington Civic Center. The dates are January 24 thru 26. Member only time is Thursday 1/23, Noon to 6 pm. Open to the public starting Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday Noon to 3. Call the library to schedule Donations. Volunteers needed on 1/16 between 9 am and 5 pm.

Books must be in good condition: clean, unmarked, no water damage, no yellow edged pages, and no mildew or smoky odors.

Audiobooks in CD format (no cassettes), music CDs, music LPs, and DVDs in playable condition are welcome. Zig-Saw puzzles of any size.

Magazines cannot be accepted at this time.
Popular items to donate include: Hardback and paperback fiction, especially classic, romance, adventure, mystery and western authors.

Popular nonfiction items include history, biography, gardening, animals and cookbooks. Books for home schooling are appreciated, juvenile fiction and nonfiction are needed. Children's books are one of our most requested items.

Unfortunately we cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, outdated reference materials, Childcraft books, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or old paperback or hardcover books in poor condition, as these are unusable in the library collection or at the FOBL booksale.

For large donations (multiple boxes), please try to schedile before 11:00 AM for assistance unloading.

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