Friends’ 2017 Summer Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!It’s that time again to stock up on your beach entertainment and summer reading!  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s 1st annual Summer Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 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, July 13, from 5pm-7:30pm.  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 $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer.  Certain authors are half price.  Check our mini tag sale area, too.

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at booksale@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  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 are free.

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Friends’ 2016 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Right on the heels of our Summer Concerts is the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale on Friday, September 30 and Saturday,  October 1, 2016, 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, September 28, from 5pm-7:30pm.  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 $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at info@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  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 are free.

Don’t forget to Save the Date!  October 22, 2016, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, is set for our fundraiser event of the year at the branch library.  Highlighting Hyde Park’s late resident artist, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball is not to be missed!  Framed reproductions of his artwork will be auctioned off that evening, and the ball is a great opportunity to view the recently acquired Isaac Caliga portrait of Enneking.

Final Weeks of Booktique!

Book Sale!Don’t miss out!  The final weeks of our Booktique event will go by quickly!

To clear our stock of donated books received BEFORE November 2015, the Friends are offering reduced prices on these books. Volunteer staff will be available in the branch library’s basement level during these dates and times:

Tuesday                      March 22        12:00 – 2:00
Thursday                    March 24       5:30 – 7:30
Monday                      March 28        4:00 – 6:00
Tuesday                      March 29        12:00 – 2:00
Thursday                    March 31         5:30 – 7:30
Monday                      April 4               4:00 –  6:00
Tuesday                      April 5             12:00 – 2:00
Thursday                    April 7             5:30 – 7:30
Saturday                     April 9             10:00 – 12:00
Come by for a bargain and support programs at our Hyde Park Branch Library!

Friends’ 2015 Fall Book & Media Sale – Plus!

Book Sale!It’s that time again to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts!  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 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, October 22, from 5pm-7:30pm.  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 $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your gear!  Be one of 6 lucky winners of our Red Sox Gear Silent Auction, featuring items from a Red Sox package valued at $600, generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth.  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with red B logo
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox warm-up jersey
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track pants
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track jacket
  • 1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox fleece jacket
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox T-Shirt.

Two items a day will be featured on Members’ Night Thursday and public sales days on Friday and Saturday.  Minimum bids start at $5-$20, depending on item.  Winning names will be announced at 6:30pm on Thursday, and at 2pm on Friday and Saturday.

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at info@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  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 are free.

Happy Readers and Raffle Winners

BkSale2014staffThis past weekend of October 24-25, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library held its annual Book and Media Sale in the branch’s Menino Hall, raising over $1,800 for children and adult programs in the coming year.  Pictured left are some of Saturday’s volunteers, including Friends President Vicky Gall, Board members Lorraine Nessar and Alice Kane, and helpers Natalie Sears and David Vieira.

Thursday evening’s Members-only Preview Sale and Reception was well-attended by current and returning members, and attendees included City Councilor Timothy McCarthy who was presented by the Friends a clock-paperweight as a memento of his visit.  More Friends and their families, as well as the general public, visited Menino Hall Friday and Saturday, the main sale days, to take home lots of book and media bargains.

BkSale2014raffleThe Friends’ Red Sox Gear Raffle was drawn Saturday afternoon, and each lucky winner received an item from a sports gear package generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth, pictured here with Vasco Antoni, winner of the Red Sox duffel bag and long-time member/supporter of the Friends and branch library.  Other winning Friends and library supporters are Mary Ann Amatucci, Christine DeLosh, Charlotte Halloran, Joyce Riedel, and Paul Yokas.

For those interested in more bargains, the Friends’ regular sale shelves located on the first floor to the right of the security gate will continue to be stocked with new book donations.  The group will sponsor a staffed mini book and holiday sale in early December.  Announcement notices for the mini sale will be made directly to the membership, and posted on the blog and at the branch library.

Friends’ 2014 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Cooler weather is coming, so it’s time to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts.  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, 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, October 23, from 6pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!  City Councilor Timothy McCarthy plans on attending.  Come and welcome him to our library.

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 $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your gear!  Be one of 7 lucky winners of our Red Sox Gear Raffle, featuring items from a Red Sox package valued at $600, generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth.  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with red B logo
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox warm-up jersey
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track pants
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track jacket
  • 1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox fleece jacket
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox T-Shirt.

Raffle tickets cost $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.  Ticket forms available in the branch next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves, or use a credit card with one of these Paypal buttons:

1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

Please supply your name, contact phone and email address, as well as preferred choice of 3 prize items.  One prize per name drawn.  Winning names will be drawn during Saturday’s sale at 2pm.

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 are free.

Friends Mini Book-sales This Week!

Book Sale!This weekend, in place of our large Spring weekend sale, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will again have volunteer staff on hand for its monthly mini-book sales.

Come on down to our book room outside of Menino Hall on the Ground Floor, where available books include a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, all new acquisitions since our Fall 2012 book sale.  Prices range from $.25 for small paper backs and children’s books to $1.00 for large paperbacks and hardcovers.

This week’s sale hours:
     Thursday,  June 6:     5-7:30 p.m.
     Friday,      June 7:      9a.m.-12 p.m.
     Saturday,  June 8:      9a.m.-12p.m.

Support the Friends while feeding your reading needs this weekend!