The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will conduct its semiannual Big Book Sale from Thursday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

More than 65,000 used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes and vinyl records will be offered for sale. The sale includes fiction and nonfiction books such as collectibles, art, travel, history, military and Civil War books.

Cash, checks and major credit and debit cards will be accepted. Admission is free; parking is plentiful. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Jefferson Parish Library.

The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library is an independent, nonprofit organization of civic-minded volunteers. It supports the Jefferson Parish Library by promoting library awareness, providing needed unbudgeted items for all its branches through fundraising and participating in literacy programs.

During the past two decades, Friends has donated more than $1 million to the library system. For information, visit or call (504) 455-2665.