Make room for new books!

Clearing off your book shelves? There’s at least two places taking book donations this week.

The FRIENDS of Danbury Library will accept donations of books, DVDS and CDs at the Executive Tower, 30 Main St. in Danbury on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just drive right up and volunteers will help unload your donations.

There are a few things they will not be accepting, like the infamous Readers Digest Condensed Books, VHS tapes or encyclopedias. Check here for more details.

The annual book sale will be Oct. 12, 13 and 14. See here for more on that.

Another place for book donations is the Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road (Route 53)  in Redding, where preparations for the 53rd annual Book Fair are under way. Because of the need to set up for this Labor Day weekend event, donations will only be accepted until Aug. 18.

The list of items not being accepted for donation is similar in both cases, but if you plan to donate to the Mark Twain Library, check here for details.

The Book Fair to benefit Mark Twain Library will take place at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, over Labor Day weekend. It’s a big fair – close to 60,000 titles will go on sale Friday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. An ‘early buying’ admission fee of $15 will be charged for the first hour, and admission will be free  after 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, books will be sold as marked; Sunday will be half-price day; and Monday is $5 per bag day (purchase a bag at the fair and fill it).

Happy reading!


Carolyn Mueller