“Without the friends organizing the book sale for us we wouldn’t be able to do all of the programming that we do and they also purchase furniture and do some other programs that are needed,” Kowalski said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Friends of the Broome County Public Library held a book sale Saturday with used books, CDs, records and more. All items were donated and proceeds from the sale go directly to library funding. Director Sherri Kowalksi tells 12 News that without sales like this one, the library would be unable to purchase many of the items needed to operate. If you missed today’s sale Kowalski tells 12 News they are held about once every six weeks and the next one will be on March 14.