Thanks to an unexpected number of donations this summer, Wilton Library\u2019s fall book sale returns bigger and better than ever on Friday, Sept. 19. Once known as the \u201cTots to Teens Book Sale,\u201d this year\u2019s \u201cAwesome Autumn Book Sale\u201d will be jam-packed with books, CDs, DVDs and audio-books for people of all ages and interests. \u201cBecause we have had such wonderful, pristine donations in such large quantities, we\u2019re opening up the entire book cellar, which we don\u2019t normally do in the fall,\u201d said Janet Crystal, the library\u2019s marketing communications manager. \u201cWe usually reserve the cellar just for the annual sale in April, but we thought we would just take the opportunity since we have so many books.\u201d Before becoming the Awesome Autumn Book Sale, Wilton Library\u2019s Tots to Teens sale took place in the library\u2019s Brubeck Room. \u201cThere would be cardboard books for the kids and chapter books and pictures books, and series books for the teens,\u201d said Ms. Crystal. \u201cWe realized that we were getting such an influx of wonderful donations over the summer and our basement was filling up so rapidly, so we decided to open up the full array of categories, and that\u2019s when we renamed it to the Awesome Autumn Book Sale.\u201d Another difference between prior fall book sales and this year\u2019s, said Ms. Crystal, is the timing. \u201cWe used to do it in December \u2014 like the first weekend of December \u2014 and I can\u2019t tell you how many of those weekends we ran into storms,\u201d she said. \u201cSo, we started inching the sale back up to clearer weather and we\u2019ve sort of settled on September.\u201d Although the actual number of donated books in this year\u2019s book sale is \u201creally hard to know,\u201d said Ms. Crystal, the genres are \u201cacross the board.\u201d \u201cWe have cooking books, we have garden books, we have wonderful art books, we have history books. We also have a great category of self-help books. We really do cover the gamut,\u201d she said, \u201cand we are grateful to the community for the \u201cwonderful condition in which the books come to us.\u201d Ms. Crystal said a dedicated group of volunteers comes to the library every Monday and Thursday to prepare for its book sales. \u201cThe book sale volunteers toil all year long to make sure everything is categorized, sorted and put in all the right places,\u201d said Ms. Crystal. Ms. Crystal said the library has close to 200 volunteers who help with book sales. \u201cWhen we actually do one of these book sales, we have lots of people on hand to organize the books as the sale happens, and to be cashiers,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s a very, very steady, tried and true group of people who come in and actually make this happen, and it\u2019s such a benefit to the library. It\u2019s such a big part of our fund raising.\u201d The three-day Awesome Autumn Book Sale begins Friday, Sept. 19, at noon, and Ms. Crystal said the \u201cearly people get the best choice.\u201d \u201cWe get hundreds of people coming through each year, and we really expect this to be a great weekend,\u201d said Ms. Crystal. \u201cWe heard that it\u2019s going to be a tough winter, so this is probably the time to stock up.\u201d The Awesome Autumn Book Sale will be open during normal library hours, with items at half price on Sunday, Sept. 21. Information: wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-3950.