Libraries for all! All for Libraries!

We are Friends of
Johnson County Library

Friends of Johnson County Library is a member-supported nonprofit organization promoting community awareness and participation in library services. We serve as library advocates, raise supplemental funds, and promote literacy and lifelong learning.

Great Friends make great libraries! Great libraries make your community a great place to live!

Giving Back to the Library

The Friends are the single largest donor to the Johnson County Library.

18,000+

hours given by volunteers in 2023.

 600,000

donated items processed by volunteers each year.

$2.5+

million given since 2023.

Friends Pop-Up Book Sales

Find great deals on gently-used books! Fantastic quality and popular titles every Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and Saturdays, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The funds we raise from your book purchases and your membership support library collection development, Summer Reading, Incarcerated Services, staff education, and much more.

16k+

Items for sale!

25ยข

Prices starting at just a quarter!

All Friends members receive 20% off of their purchase. Join now!

All Sales Located at Friends Headquarters:

8279 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214

Book Donations

Do you have gently used books to donate to the Friends?

We hold Drive-up Donation Events every Saturday (except during inclement weather).

Volunteers will be available to accept your donations on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Friends Headquarters – 8279 Melrose Dr., Lenexa, KS 66214.

Selling your car = an emoji of a sad face followed by donating your care = an emoji of a happy face with a halo.

Car Donations

Selling a car is good, but donating a car is better! We handle the pick-up, sale, and paperwork all for free. Plus, vehicle donations are tax-deductible. We accept cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and more and provide free pick-up.

Shop our Online Used Book Stores!

Need to shop online – but still want to support the Friends? Check out our selections on Amazon, Ebay, or Abe Books!

Amazon

Shop our Amazon storefront!

Ebay

Over 3,500 items available to browse on Ebay!

abe Books

Do you love vintage books? Shop our specialty selection!

You made it through Monday! ๐Ÿฅณ We challenge you to put down the phone, shut off any screens, and wind down with some reading this evening. ๐Ÿ“˜

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Yussssss… Just one more sleep, Friends!

๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€:
Saturday, May 18, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
8279 Melrose Dr., Lenexa, KS

๐Ÿฏ Children`s/YA: 25ยข – $1.00
๐Ÿ’ฅ Graphic Novels: $3.00
๐Ÿ“š Adult: $2.00 – $3.00
๐Ÿ’ฟ CDs: 5 for 50ยข and LPs: 50ยข
๐ŸŽฅ DVDs: $1.00 (DVD sets will be priced as marked)
๐ŸŽฎ Video Games: $2.00
๐ŸŽง J Audiobooks: $1.00 and other Audiobooks: $2.00
๐Ÿงฉ Some items will be priced as marked, including puzzles, display books, and Caldecott books!

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Volunteers are needed for Un-Dumpster Day on June 8!! Friends of Johnson County Library partner Re.Use.Full is recruiting volunteers for their next Un-Dumpster Day Donation Drive.

๐ŸŒป Are you excited to make a difference for the environment?
๐ŸŒป Do you have students who need volunteer hours?
๐ŸŒป Do you belong to a corporate volunteer program?

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed to help them direct traffic, unload vehicles, and weigh donations.

Sign up now at https://bit.ly/UDDvol.

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Adventure begins June 1!

Join the Friends at the Johnson County Library – KS Summer Reading Launch Party from 10 am – 2 pm at Central Resource to enjoy music with Mr. Stinky Feet, explore the second annual Community Connections Fair, and learn + connect with local groups.

More info about the activities at www.facebook.com/events/1309549027101210.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to the big book sales?

Through careful research and financial analysis, we have found that the “big book sale” business model is a poor one. It’s extremely expensive and puts most of our inventory in passive storage for most of the year. It just doesn’t make sense to squirrel those treasures away for months at a time when we have people eager to support us year-round!

We now offer weekly pop-up sales on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our sorting center at 8279 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66214. We hope to see you there!

When is your next book sale?

Our used book sales are every Thursday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (March through August) and every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (year-round) at our sorting center at 8279 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66214, except for holidays or inclement weather. Please see the upcoming schedule here – or check out our social media for any cancellations.

Are you located at a Library?

No, Friends of Johnson County Library is not located at a Johnson County Library branch. We accept book donations and hold our weekly book sales at our headquarters located at 8279 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 in the Pine Ridge Business Center.

Can I drop off book donations at the Library?

Small-quantity donations (one bag, small box, or armful) are now accepted during Library business hours at most Library branches. Library staff will not be available to help you unload your donation. Please look for donation bins.

  • Antioch
  • Blue Valley
  • Cedar Roe
  • Central Resource
  • Corinth
  • De Soto (no donation bin)
  • Edgerton (no donation bin)
  • Gardner
  • Leawood
  • Lenexa
  • Shawnee
  • Spring Hill (no donation bin)

If you need help unloading your donation, please visit the Friends sorting center during our donation drop-off hours on Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. More information can be found here.

Can you find a specific book for me?

We are happy to help you look for a book during our Saturday sales. However, our inventory is not computerized, and we do not offer private shopping via email or social media messaging.

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