Start November with New Books and DVD’s!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch will hold its Fall book sale on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, from 10-3.  Members of the Friends get the best selection – and tasty treats as well! – at the preview reception on November 1 from 6-7:30.  If it has expired, you can renew your membership ($10 for basic level) at the door.  And bring a friend or neighbor who would like to join.

Do you have books in good, saleable condition that you would like to donate?  If so, please prescreen them at home and put into your recycling any books with the following problems: 1) torn bindings, covers, pages; 2) stains or warping from beverage spills; 3) mildew odors; 4) outdated computer and technical manuals and textbooks.  Leave donated books on the bench in the lobby near the elevator. 

Become a more active member!  We welcome volunteers during the week before the sale to sort and arrange the books, and on the sale days to assist us with a variety of tasks.  It is a wonderful opportunity to help the library (proceeds from all Friends fundraisers support programming at the branch) and to meet fellow book-lovers.  If you can help, leave your contact information (name, phone, email) at the circulation desk (617.361.2524) or at friendshplibrary@yahoo.com.

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Friends’ 2012 Summer Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Warm weather gets everyone outside, but don’t forget your reading material for the beach or those few rainy days!   The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s semi-annual Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, June 7, from 6-8pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $1.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!  The Friends will again offer tasty bits to refresh you while browsing our tables.  A variety of edibles and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at our baked goods table.

Even if you can’t come on the sale days, you can still help the Friends and the branch library!  Drop off your donations of books in good saleable condition on the bench nearest the elevator at the branch library, or sign up at the circulation desk to help us sort book donations and set up between June 4 and 7.

All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and free.

Friends’ Fall 2011 Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!The Friends’ Fall semi-annual book and media sale will be held on Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29, from 10am to 3 pm.  Friends members are cordially invited to the Members Preview Reception on the evening of Thursday Oct 28, from 6pm to 7:30pm.  Not a member?  You can  become a member that evening!

In preparation for the sale, the Friends welcome donation of books and media in good saleable condition, which may be left on the first floor bench near the elevator.   Encyclopedic donations are usually not offered at the book sale.  Interested in volunteering, or have questions or comments?  Please leave a message with contact information at the circulation desk, or an email to the noted contact address below.

Friends’ 2011 Summer Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Warm weather gets everyone outside, but don’t forget your reading material for the beach or those few rainy days!   The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s semi-annual Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, June 9, from 6-8pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $1.00; premium books are priced as marked or your best offer!   This year is also the Hyde Park Friends’ 30th Anniversary, so look for anniversary specials offered daily during the sale.

The Friends will again offer tasty bits to refresh you while browsing our tables.  A variety of edibles and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at our baked goods table.

Raffle QuiltLast but not least, the beautiful quilt currently on display at the Hyde Park Branch Library’s fireplace reading room will be raffled off at the end of Saturday’s sale day (June 11).  Tickets will be available at the check-out table all day during the book sale, or stop by the Circulation Desk to get your raffle tickets at $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.  Tickets may also be purchased by mail by sending a check made to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library” and sent to the branch at 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136.  Good luck, ticket holders!

All proceeds from the raffle and book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and free.