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County Library’s Annual Book Giveaway Slated For July 16-20 In Pleasant Hill

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The Contra Costa County Library is hosting its annual book giveaway from July 16 – 20.

Tens of thousands of paperback and hardcover fiction, non-fiction and children’s books from the 26 Contra Costa County community libraries are available to the public during the 5-day giveaway.

The book giveaway is located in the shipping and receiving area behind the Pleasant Hill Library and runs Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All books available at the giveaway have been removed from the library collection due to lack of circulation, poor condition or relevance. The process for removal is done in accordance with the Contra Costa County Library Collection Development Plan. The full plan is available at ccclib.org.

“Removing materials is standard practice for libraries and helps patrons to easily locate books and discover new items,” says County Librarian Melinda Cervantes. “Collection maintenance helps staff to identify gaps and create space on our shelves for new materials.”

A September 1998 resolution, signed by the County Board of Supervisors, allows the library system to declare outdated and damaged library materials as surplus and give them away as appropriate.

Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis and members of the public are advised to bring their own boxes or bags to transport materials.

WHAT:           Contra Costa County Library Annual Book Giveaway
WHEN:           Tuesday, July 16 – Saturday, July 20
                         9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pleasant Hill Library, Shipping and Receiving Area
                         75 Santa Barbara Road
                         Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


  1. This so so great. Once the shut this library downa and build a new one in 3-5 years we can purchase new books for the library at 4x the cost.

    I’d be really interested to find out who owns the company that will sell the library books and whose development company is tasked with this project.

    My guess is you’d find our their uncle bob is on the pleasant hill city council.

    Gotta love low level corruption that we have to stare in the face.

    Really upsetting nobody has the back bone to investigate this blunder. Easier just to go along with it I guess.

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