"Bookmarks," The FRIENDS' page in WORDS

More information about Friends can be found in the Friends Bookmark page of the quarterly WORDS newsmagazine, which is funded by Friends of the Ocala Public Library.

Hours of Operation

The Book Market

(352) 368-4591

Monday–Friday 10am–6pm

Saturday 10am–5pm

Sunday Closed

Book Market Donations

Guidelines for Book Donations

Donations are welcome at Book Market from 10-6 on weekdays and 10-5 on Saturday.

Here are things to consider when deciding on what to donate.

  • The IRS only permits tax deductions for donations of items in good condition. If in doubt, ask whether you would offer the item to a friend.

    If yes, then the donation is appropriate.

    If the item is moldy, mildewed, stained, yellowed, excessively underlined or highlighted, it cannot be accepted.

  • New encyclopedias can be accepted. If they are more than 20 years old, they are too old!
  • Computer or business materials change so quickly that we will accept only those no older than 5 years.
  • The same age applies to medical books. Information more than 5 years old is too old.
  • We do not accept Reader’s Digest Condensed Books or vinyl records, but thanks for thinking of us.
  • Pirated audio or visual material should not be donated.
  • Monthly magazines or periodicals that are less than 2 years old are greatly appreciated.

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Quarterly Book Sale

Held in the meeting rooms @ HQ-Ocala Library from 10am - 4pm

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

Early admission for Friends members only from 2 – 4 pm

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Programs We Sponsor

• Summer Programs for Children
• Youth and Adult Programs
• Meet The Author! presentations
• Tuition Assistance for Library Staff