Berks County Public Libraries

Book Bonanza

It's our annual used-book sale with more than 50,000 hardcover and paperback books. There are children's books, classics, collectibles, teacher materials, reference items, audio, video, records, puzzles and magazines. In non-fiction, there are books on history, biography, science, art, health, nature, hobbies, languages, sports and a large number of cookbooks. Our fiction selection offers all genres. Our collectibles area contains unique and special books; first editions, autographed copies, coffee table format, local interest and books by local authors as well.


Who are the Friends of Berks County Public Libraries and what do they do?

The Friends of Berks County Public Libraries is a volunteer, non-profit association dedicated to improving the services provided by ALL public libraries in Berks County.

Since 1980, The Friends continue to:

  • Create public support for an expanding county library program.
  • Intensify community awareness and use of the libraries.
  • Provide direct financial assistance for expenditures beyond the command of the ordinary system budget.
  • Sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of the community.
  • Support local level Friends groups by providing advice and funds for start-up activities.
  • Encourage gifts, endowments and memorials for the libraries.
  • Work for library legislation and appropriations.
  • Aid in public relations for all county libraries.

Go to our Facebook page for information about the Friends' recent activities:

2014 Book Bonanza

The dates for Book Bonanza 2014 are: Thursday, July 10, Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12, and Sunday July 13. Further details to follow.

Join Us

Berks County needs the continued support of its concerned citizens for a strong library system to educate our children, provide resources to our businesses and to meet the growing information needs of our community. You can make this happen by joining.

To become a Friend, print out the membership form and mail it with your check or money order to: Friends Of Berks County Public Libraries, P.O. Box 689, Leesport PA 19533-0689.

Membership Levels
* Friend $10.00-$49.00 per calendar year
* Sponsor $50.00 - $99.00 per calendar year
* Benefactor $100.00 - $199.00 per calendar year
* Patron $200.00 + per calendar year

Contact Us
And Contact Your Local Library's Friends Group

There are non-profit Friends groups at most libraries in the county. These libraries have an established Friends Group: