Friends of the Library

Friends of the ELANCO Library Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of ELANCO Library will be holding their annual holiday book sale Saturday, December 5th from 10 am until 4 pm.

A special holiday preview will take place on Friday, December 4 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm with a limited number of tickets available to patrons who wish to make a donation of $25 or more to the library. Tickets are available at the ELANCO Library while supplies last.

Thousands of gently read and new books will be for sale at a fraction of the original cost.  Due to Covid restrictions, the total number of people allowed into the sale at one time will be limited to 10 patrons.  Time limits may be enforced depending on the number of people waiting in line during the event.  Face masks that cover the mouth and nose are required for entry.


About The Friends of the ELANCO Library

The Friends of the ELANCO Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the services and resources of the Eastern Lancaster County Library. The work of the Friends of the ELANCO Library provides financial support by supplementing the Library’s annual operating budget. Their largest single fundraising effort is an annual book sale, held in May. The Friends also offer books for sale at the New Holland Antique Car Show in July. Additionally, the “Friends Book Sale Shelf” located in the library is always available for browsing. Selections for sale on this shelf are changed monthly.

The Friends are always looking for book sorter recruits. You can help us prepare for our wonderful book sales if you can spare an hour or two per week. Training is provided. If you would like to learn more about the Friends of ELANCO Library, or would like to become a member, contact Friends President Andi Taylor at

Got Books?

The Friends of the Library hold book sales several times a year. Please call 717-354-0525 and ask for Heather to arrange a drop off time for donations. Please do not leave boxes of books outside the Library.

The Eastern Lancaster County Library accepts the following donations:

  • New or gently-used books, paperback or hardcover
  • Children’s books – hardcover books or paperbacks, in very good condition (not written in or colored or torn)
  • Audiobooks on CD, preferably unabridged
  • Music CDs – popular and classical titles
  • Movies on DVD or Blu-ray

We cannot accept text books, encyclopedias, old magazines, Readers Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or any items that have been stored in attics or basements for long periods of time, or items that have smoke or water damage.

Donated materials are given to the ELANCO Library without condition. Upon receipt, donations become the property of the library. We reserve all rights to determine addition to the collection or disposal. Items not added to the collection may be given to other libraries, sold to raise money to purchase other items, or given away for free.