Friends’ annual fall book sale November 3
Santa Paula News
Published: October 24, 2012
The Friends of the Blanchard Community Library present the Friends’ Annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the library (north side of the building), 119 N. 8th Street.
Don’t miss this book sale! We have been flooded with an exciting number of books in the last few months, and look forward to seeing them go to new homes.
The purpose of the sale is to have fun, mingle with old and new friends, get great bargains on literally hundreds of books of all kinds… and all profits go to the Library! It’s bargain day for all kinds of readers!
There will be a silent auction from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. of rare and special books. The auction is always exciting, with lots of unexpected treasures and serendipitous finds!
All books are bookstore or estate liquidations, donations from the public, or culled from the library’s shelves. Categories of books, both hardcover and paperbacks, include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, History, Mystery, Romance, Westerns, Science, Nature, How-To and Self-Help, Travel, Cooking, Computers, Children’s Books, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language, Health, Humor, Religion & Philosophy, Gardening, Government, Sports & Hobbies, and more. Also on sale are records, tapes, CDs, videos, puzzles, and magazines.
The “Better Books” are better than ever, with some real treasures for browsers! Better books are priced from $1 and up, all other hardcovers 50 cents each, and hundreds of paperbacks in every category are 25 cents each. Sets are as marked.
Members of the Friends of the Library (a legally designated non-profit organization) volunteer their time all year to organize and categorize all donated books, and then both manage and staff their two annual sales, the first Saturdays of May and November. These sales, with the Silent Auction of valuable books, raise an average of $2,000 to $3,000 each. All monies raised by the Friends go entirely to the Library’s need for new books, equipment, and services.
With its great benefits to the community, the Friends are always eager to help our wonderful Library. We are its boosters, and we are always looking for more book loving volunteers to join us!
We are especially proud of the popular Children’s and Teen programs, the Homework Center, the emphasis on computers and the use of the Internet. Among the Friends’ recent gifts were the license and equipment to show movies at the Library, and some needed book carts.
Book lovers one and all, on Saturday, November 3rd come gather up bargains, have fun, and support our library!