Please bring book donations to the Meeting Room.


Rye Free Reading Room Book Sale


When is the Rye Free Reading Room Book Sale?

The 2024 Book Sale will take place on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2024. The book sale is open from 12 pm to 5 pm.


What items can I donate to the library book sale?

Beginning September 7, 2024, you can donate any book in good condition to the book sale. We accept material for all ages and all genres. Please limit your donation to no more than 5 boxes or bags.

Please note that library staff are not able to unload donations from private vehicles.

What items do you not accept?

  • Any books that have water damage, mold damage, missing pages or are heavily marked up
  • Any books that are library discards
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • VCR tapes or cassette tapes
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Computer books older than 5 years


Where can I donate my items?

Items for the book sale must be brought to the library meeting room. Items must be donated during the library opening hours. The library will not be able to return boxes or bags that are left with donations.

Please do not donate items through the library book return slot.

Please do not leave items by the library doors.


Are my book donations tax deductible?

Your donation is tax deductible. We will provide a letter acknowledging receipt of donated items upon request. Determination of quantity and value are the responsibility of the donor alone.


Please contact Catherine Riedel, 914-231-3166, with any questions.

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