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Oct 12-18 Whale of a Used Book Sale 2020

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Jefferson County Library Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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The "Whale of a Used Book Sale" at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, October 14 - 18 is the greater Denver metro area's biggest and longest-running used book sale.

Our book sale will be live with strict COVID safety precautions in place including social distancing. This means we will not have quite as many books as usual but still we will have more than you can find anywhere else! Woo-Hoo.

Volunteers get 2 books for each 4 hours they work. We are a friendly, laid-back group. We think you will like us!

We have a variety of shifts doing a variety of things - none of which are difficult ...!

To learn more, visit https://jeffcolibraryfoundation.org starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 to access our volunteer SignUp Genius link or, write to Deborah@DeborahDeal.org for more information.

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About Jefferson County Library Foundation


10790 W 50th Avenue, Suite 200, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, US

Mission Statement

The Jefferson County Library Foundation’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community!


Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) provides critical support to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL), expanding free programs and services to all Jefferson County residents. Through public outreach, advocacy and fundraising JCLF strengthens JCPL and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources and services, helping JCPL ensure free and equal access to information and great literature to all Jeffco residents.

Our primary outreach activities include our Spring and Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. These 3-day sales attract more than 5,000 book-loving bargain-hunters, take about 200 volunteers to run and raise more than $70,000 for JCPL programs each sale.

Funds raised are allocated to important Jefferson County Public Library programs, such as Summer Reading, a crucial program that keeps school-aged children engaged in learning and away from the "summer slump," early literacy programs and Culture Pass, just to name a few.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Mon Oct 12, 2020 - Sun Oct 18, 2020
08:45 AM - 06:00 PM  


15200 W 6th Ave Frontage RoadJeffco FairgroundsGolden, CO 80401



  • Customer Service
  • Reading / Writing
  • Community Outreach
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • Shifts are various lengths. To get the full experience please sign up for at least 4 hours either in 1 or 2 shifts.

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