Ongoing Programs

Book Sale

Due to covid restrictions we are unable to offer our monthly book sales at the Potomac branch.

FOLMC does have a bookstore that is now open in Rockville:

Read what The Potomac Almanac had to say about the sales in a recent article:

The monthly Book Sale at the Potomac Library is such a longstanding tradition that buyers and volunteers come from miles around to take part and many even know each other on a first name basis.

Elaine Green, for instance, started coming to the sale as a patron but now, the D.C. resident comes to help because she likes it.

“I’ve been working here at least 10 years,” she said. “It is a wonderful book sale.”

Judy Davis said she has been a member of the Friends of the Library, Potomac for 20 years and is now chairman of the Book Sale.

“We only cancelled it once,” she said. “That was because the roof fell down, that was many years ago.”

Davis said that the book sale receives thousands of books each month. There are carts in the library lobby for donors to leave their books. The work of sorting books is a full-time job, she said, one done by volunteers five days per week.