Where can you have fun with the kids and stock up on great bargains too?

Looking for some free family fun? And would scoring super bargains on books and movies help satisfy your family’s summer entertainment needs? Then head over to the Franklin DPW complex on Public Works Way, Franklin, MA on Saturday, May 18, 2013, starting at 9 AM for the DPW’s Touch a Truck Day and the Spring Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Franklin Library!

Joint event of fun and bargains

The Franklin DPW will be hosting its annual Touch a Truck Day this Saturday.

Franklin MA Touch a Truck

At the same time and at the same facility, the Friends of the Franklin Library will present their Spring Book Sale.

Book Sale Friends Franklin MA Library

Together, the two adjacent events enable the kids to have lots of fun while giving the whole family the opportunity to stock up on book and entertainment bargains!

Location of Franklin, MA DPW complex

To get to both the Touch a Truck Day and the Spring Book Sale, take Hayward Street to Public Works Way and proceed to the DPW complex.

Franklin MA DPW complex

There’s ample parking.

Family fun with trucks

While you are finding some super bargains on books this Saturday at the Spring Book Sale, the kids can head out back to the DPW vehicle area to get up close and personal with lots of trucks and construction equipment.  Here’s a video of a previous Touch a Truck Day in Franklin, Mass:

 

This is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss  . . . it’s loads of fun and it’s free!

Save  $100s on books

Don’t spend a lot of money buying books online or at a retail book store. You’ll find thousands of great books dirt cheap at the Friends of the Franklin Library Spring Book Sale this Saturday!

Franklin-MA-library-book-sale

Superb selection of books, DVDs and games

While items available at each Book Sale vary, you’ll find hardcover and paperback books, movies on DVDs and VHS tapes, music CDs, computer games, children’s puzzles and games and a lot more.  Books include the classics, current fiction, self-help genre, gardening, etc. Prices range from 50 cents to $1 for most books.  You never know what you’ll find at these sales so come early!

Buys on children’s books

My home is full of books, many of them bought for cents on the dollar at the Friends of the Franklin Library Book Sales. We’ve found the selection of children’s books to be fantastic.  This has helped us encourage the love of reading in our children.

Here’s just a sample of past buys of children’s books at the previous Book Sales:

We paid $1 for each of these elaborate pop-up books that would likely have sold new for $10 to $15 apiece!

Best selection on Friday

If you want to get an early crack at the best selection, come to the members-only preview Friday, May 17 from 4 PM to 7 PM.  You can become a member of the Friends by signing up at the door and then you can enter the Members-Only Preview Book Sale. An individual membership costs $15 while a family membership is only $25. Think of the money you’ll save at the Book Sale!

Help a good cause

You can’t beat the prices at the Book Sale!  It’s win-win for everyone – you save a load of money on books and support a great cause.  Proceeds from the Book Sale enable the Friends to help the Franklin Public Library make more purchases for its collections and hold special events for kids and adults throughout the year.  The Friends help the Library maintain its Museum Pass program which is another great service provided by the Franklin Library.   It’s nice to see books recycled in the community and wonderful to have the money go to help the Franklin Library. So attend the Book Sale and maybe become a member of the Friends of the Franklin Library, too!

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