Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair Offers Free Books to Teachers, Non-Profits

Book Fair

The St. Charles City-County Library District’s Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair will offer more than 250,000 books, magazines, and movies for sale at prices that attract book lovers from all over the greater St. Louis area. Most of these items are priced at less than $2–which, most book lovers will agree, is a bargain.

But teachers and non-profits will get the chance for an even better deal.

The book fair, which is held at the St. Charles Convention Center, is open from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19. But for two hours on Sunday, teachers and representatives of non-profit agencies can take all the books they can carry – for free.

To participate in the Non-Profit Courtesy Hours, Sunday, July 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., educators and non-profits must register ahead of time and then provide one of the following when they sign in at the fair:

  • Organization’s state tax-exempt form
  • Federal tax identification form
  • A home school group member card
  • A current year school district teacher identification badge
  • Or other eligible documentation

Participants in the Courtesy Hours should bring their own boxes or bags.

Funds raised at the Book Fair help with literacy and educational programs and support the St. Charles City-County Library District.

The Summer Book Fair has special hours for members of the Friends of the Library on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. At noon, the sale opens to the public. Hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books are priced at $5 a bag on Sunday.