The Friends of the Esmond Station Library felt the May books sale was so successful that members have scheduled another book sale in the Gibson–Esmond Station Library community room on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One reason for the book sale in late August is because the parking lot of the library is scheduled to be enlarged by 36 more parking slots.

The enlarging of the lot is to accommodate the high volume of visitors to the library with the start of special hosted programs. It is estimated that the construction could take up to 90 to 120 days to complete. A portion of the existing parking lot will be blocked off during the construction period, said Michele Simon, Deputy Director of Support Services for Pima County Public Library.

The reason for rushing to do this book sale now is that, due to construction, “We may not be able to have another book sale until 2023,” said Mark Favetti, book sale chairman.

Our prices are low. Paperbacks are $1.00, children’s books are $1.00, and DVD’s are also $1.00. Hard covers are $2.00. A grocery bag-full is only $10.00. “It is amazing how many books you can get into a grocery bag,” Favetti said.

“Book sales and membership fees are currently the only source of fund raising for the Gibson–Esmond Station Library,” Favetti said, while commenting that the Friends were always looking for other activities.

To join and be a Friend of our library, go to our membership web page at

The Friends will have an entry in the Prickly Pear JAMboree Parade, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th, from 14600 Colossal Cave Road to Hacienda Del Lago.

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