Book Sales & Friends of the Libraries
Become a Friend of the Libraries
The Friends of Altona Libraries, and the Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries are non-profit organisations that support and assist the libraries to provide an excellent service to the local community.
Each Friends' group provides assistance to the libraries by raising funds, sponsoring events and activities, and acting as an advocate for the libraries with government and the wider community.
Advantages for members include:
- Invitations to special events and functions
- Book sale previews
- Opportunities to meet and make new friends
Interested in becoming a Friend of the Libraries?
Learn more about memberships and book sale dates:
Friends of Altona Library
Location: Altona Library
The Book Sale Room, entry at rear of Altona Library.
First Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month, 10am to 1pm
Book sale dates for 2023
Feb: Fri 3, Sat 4, Tue 7
March: Fri 3, Sat 4, Tues 7
April: Sat 1, Tues 4
May: Tues 2, Fri 5, Sat 6
June: Fri 2, Sat 3, Tue 6
July: Sat 1, Tue 4, Fri 7
Aug: Tue 1, Fri 4, Sat 5
Sept: Fri 1, Sat 2, Tue 5
Oct: Tue 3, Fri 6, Sat 7
Nov: Fri 3, Sat 4
Dec: Fri 1, Sat 2, Tue 5
There are no sales on public holidays.
Book sale prices:
- All fiction (or as marked) - $2
- All non-fiction (or as marked) - $2
- DVD/Talking Books - $2
- All children, junior, young adults (or as marked) - $1
- Magazines - 4 for $1
Become a Friend of Altona Libraries(PDF, 94KB)
Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries
Location: Williamstown Library
The Book Room, enter via Ferguson Street
Every second Saturday. 9.30am to 12.30pm
Dates for 2023
Become a FOWNL Member(PDF, 40KB)
FOWNL Membership Information(PDF, 28KB)
All money raised is donated to Williamstown and Newport libraries and various charities.
In 2022, donations were made to the following:
- Hobson Bay Council Library - $5,000
- The Indigenous Literacy Foundation Australia - $1000
- Food Bank Victoria - $1000
Book sales contain second hand books donated by the community, as well as library stock taken out of circulation.