Are you one of those people who can't get enough of books? Are you irresistibly drawn to every new bookstore you pass, whether it's big and smells like cappuccino or tiny and crammed floor to rafter with STUFF? Like a lot of people right now, however, you may feel like your budget is stretched too thin to accommodate your passion for new things to read.
Of course, the Library is just the place to fulfill your craving, since you can check out an armful of books for free. And next weekend, September 26-28, 2008, the Library can also satisfy your urge to bring home some books you can treasure forever, through our Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.
If you've never browsed a Friends Book Sale, be prepared to spend some time. The Friends spend months organizing all the books, magazines, videos, CDs and other items that are donated. Then they open the doors and let you grab the bargains. Cookbooks, art books, VHS sets, children's books - you're bound to find something that's just right for you.
If you're really serious about buying books, why not become a Friend yourself? For just $5.00 a year (or $10.00 per year for an entire family) you can support the Library and get early access to all three Friends book sales. Get more information here on being a Friend of the Library. This year's preview night is Friday, September 26 from 6-9 PM - open to members only, so pay your membership dues and you'll get an "all access" pass. Pretty cool, eh?
What do the Friends do with the money they raise? They support the Library's mission to be the ideal community resource, whether you are seeking to work, learn or play. The Friends fund some of our most exciting programming and recently funded the design of our very cool new Teen Web site, for which I am most grateful! Another Friends project near and dear to my heart: our brand new reusable Library tote bags, on sale for just one dollar. In fact, that's another thing you'll be able to buy at the book sale this weekend - buy a bag and fill it up with your purchases and you will help the Library and help the world get a little greener (buying used items like books is also very green).
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Members only preview night: Friday, September 26 from 6-9 PM
Open to the public: Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, September 28 from 1 - 5 PM
More information on the book sale and donations