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Monday, September 13, 2010

Got Books?

DVDs? CDs? Did the recent hint of autumn weather give you ample reason for some housecleaning? If you have books, movies or CDs you no longer want, please consider donating them to our Friends of the Library. The next Friends book sale is just around the corner, the weekend of October1-3, 2010. Good quality donations are always needed and appreciated. You can bring them to the Library during normal business hours. Small batches can be placed in the donation boxes on the first floor (in the corridor near the restrooms). If you need help with a larger donation, please call us at 847-376-2922 to arrange for assistance with your drop-off.

Remember: anyone can be a Friend of the Library. Membership is just $5.00 a year for an individual, $10.00 a year for a family. Friends get special preview opportunities at the book sales and the opportunity to give volunteer service and expertise to a great community asset, the public library. Funds that the Friends raise provide programming and resources to the Library - in the three years I have been here, the Friends have sponsored our popular Rainbow Times for young people with autism, our Teen Web site, countless programs for children and families, the live music at our annual fundraiser, assistive technology for people with special needs and so much more. I can't say enough about our Friends and all they contribute to make this a better Library. To become a Friend: pick up a brochure at the Registration Desk, fill out the form and return it with your check for payment (you can return it in person or mail it). That's it. A simple, low-cost way for you to really make a difference right here in Des Plaines.

The Friends need your book/movie/CD donations and they need YOU. Visit their Web page for more information.

1 comment:

  1. No matter how many books I own, or how many I've read, I just can't resist the Friends of the Library book sales. First I hit the smaller room (meeting room A) or "better book room" which has those books that are more recently published and maybe in a little better condition than those in the larger room. Here's where I find the kid's treasures to give as gifts and the good copies of the latest Janet Evanovich or maybe even a like-new copy of Twilight or even Mockingjay. Then I move on to the big room for the paperbacks and the rest of the bargains. Great prices, good quality, and I can always recycle for the next sale. I'm really looking forward to it!


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