Bagged Book Sale

We’re excited to announce that BPL will hold a two-day Bag Sale

Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday, the 20th from 1-5 pm.

With generous volunteer help from the Friends of Baldwinsville Public Library and the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville, we’ll be selling $5 bags of books.


How does this sale work?

If you have been to previous sales, you know that the books are arranged by topic, genre or author. For this sale, bags in similar arrangements have already been filled for you.

Looking for books about gardening? We’ll have bags of gardening books. Do you enjoy mysteries? We have many bags filled with mysteries. If you need books for kids, we’ll have bags of those too!  This is a “blind purchase” but that’s what makes it fun- you never know what you’ll get!

All sales are final, and books may not be returned to the library.

** Please note that the library is not currently accepting any donations. **

The bag sale will be held in the library’s Community Room. We ask that everyone enter the sale through the Parking Lot Doors. Once you’ve made your purchase, you will exit through the Community Room Doors. We look forward to seeing you at the sale!

** Please wear a mask and practice proper social distancing. Be prepared to have your temperature checked by a staff member.**

After the weekend, bags may be purchased at the Circulation Desk.

We have pre-packed bags on the following topics:

          Nonfiction                                      Authors                                          Fiction

Animals          Music                             Sandra Brown                    Hardcover Fiction            Sci-Fi

Biography      Performing Arts           Lee Childs                           Oversize                             Paperback Fantasy

Cooking          Quilting                         Tom Clancy                         Paperback Fiction           Paperback

Crafts              Religion                         Mary Higgins Clark           Hardcover Mystery         Romance

Gardening      Science                          Clive Cussler                       Paperback Mystery          Large Print

Health             Shakespeare                 Danielle Steel                     Hardcover Thriller          Classics

History            Sports                            James Patterson                Paperback Thriller          Hardcover Fantasy

How to            Travel

            Youth                                                                            Media

Nonfiction       Picture                               Music CDs             Audiobooks        Kid’s Kits (book & CD)

Chapter            Young Adult                      Videos                   Kid’s Videos


Brown Bag Book Club

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Join BPL librarian Jacquie Owens for a discussion on October 14th at 12 Noon on Zoom. This e-book can be borrowed through our Hoopla app with your library card.


Bring your lunch to the virtual discussion of this month’s book:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Cited as a “true-crime classic”, the book relates the murder of Danny and the trial of Jim Williams, a Savannah socialite in 1981. Filled with colorful characterizations and vivid descriptions, this engrossing travelogue and investigation serves up suspense and thrills, just in time for Halloween.

All ages from teens on up are welcome!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Register by e-mailing , or on our website
or call the library at 315-635-5631. Extra help connecting and participating is available.

Adult Services

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BPL Tech Help

Tech Help : Tech-savvy librarians are available to help you with your laptop, mobile device, ebook reader, and so forth. We may not have all the answers, but we know where to look them up!

Call for Tech Help: 315-635-5631 – ask for a librarian who can help you with a tech question.

Email for Tech Help: – a librarian will respond by email or phone, whichever you specify.

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