Holiday Basket/Book Sale

Just before each holiday gift giving season, the Friends provide theme gift baskets with books and related items, as well as book collections, autographed editions, classic old books, recently copyrighted newer used books and comic books. All of the books are donated by the public throughout the year, while the Friends volunteers add related items, assemble and gift wrap the baskets. We have something for everyone! The 2021 sale will begin on Saturday, November 13, and run through December 30. The holiday sale books and baskets are located on the large print book shelves across from the information desk and the table in the middle aisle.

pink splash inkWe now have a new way to accept payment for our holiday baskets and books. For your convenience, the library is now accepting credit cards, in addition to cash and checks.

Past basket themes have included:

SportsPetsInspirationTeacher books
PackersCatsRelaxationSister books
BrewersDogsTravelTea Lovers
GolfBabyMovie NightMom
BowlingWild AnimalsStar WarsCooking/baking
MysteriesChildren’s craftsChildren’s scienceRomance stories

The 2021 Holiday Basket/Book Sale begins at the library November 13, in conjunction with the Germantown Village Christmas Festival, which includes a 5K Candy Cane run/walk, Christmas parade at 2:00 in downtown Germantown and activities at Firemen’s Park. Over 200 baskets, each gift wrapped, cover dozens of adult and children’s themes. The sale continues until December 30.

Since 2010 the following amounts have been raised to supplement the Friends’ book sales, in support of the library:

  • 2010 $4,780.00
  • 2011 $4,826.00
  • 2012 $4,900.00
  • 2013 $4,233.25
  • 2014 $5,314.44
  • 2015 $5,351.67
  • 2016 $4,800.00
  • 2017 $4,816.85
  • 2018 $6,967.60
  • 2019 $5,865.25
  • 2020 $3,191.00