Friends’ 2012 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Winter is coming, so it’s time to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts.  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s semi-annual Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, 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, November 1, from 6pm-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 $1.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

Even if you can’t come on the sale days, you can still help the Friends and the branch library by participating in our Holiday Raffle, featuring a five-piece Red Sox gear package valued at $600 generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth!  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with socks logo
  • 1 Men’s large Pedroia #15 jersey
  • 1 Men’s large reversible pullover jacket
  • 1 Men’s large hooded jacket
  • 1 Framed collectible coin set.

which can be viewed only at the  Members-only reception on Thursday Nov 1st.  Raffle tickets cost $5 each or 3 tickets for $10.  The winner will be drawn on December 15, 2012, at 3pm.

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.

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the following problems: 1) torn bindings, covers, pages; 2) stains or warping from beverage spills; 3) mildew odors; 4) outdated computer and technical manuals and textbooks.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.

Hot Off the Press from the Friends Ongoing Book Sale

We are all readers!  This summer, the Friends have been feeding your habit by running a clearance sale: hard covers only 50 cents, softcovers 20 cents, and lots of books on the “free table” in the lobby of Menino Hall.  Be sure you check out the current offerings before Labor Day.

Calling All Students, Teachers, and Parents: do you need pictures for school projects or articles about fascinating parts of the world?  A donor brought in 12 boxes of National Geographic magazines. We are moving them to the “free table”, but in the meantime many are under the bench in the first floor circulation desk lobby.  Help yourself if you find something useful.

Donations Wanted:  Our goal this summer was to clear out many of the books we have been shuffling between storage and the formal book sales for years.  Because of our success, we are seeking more books in good condition for our next event.

Please prescreen your donations 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.

Volunteers Needed!  We have a highly dedicated but much too small group of workers for our many Friends activities.   Everything we do is in support of the mission of the wonderful Hyde Park Branch Library.

Can you share your talents for a few hours a week or a month toward our efforts?  At present, we are especially seeking someone to work on publicity and outreach.  Kathy (president), Vicky (programs), and Alice (webmaster) are eager to work with you.  Or if you are able to help with book sorting, Kathy or Vicky will meet you at the library when you are available.  Please leave your name and email address and/or phone number at the circulation desk: 617-361-2524.

And please consider attending our next open board meeting on Thursday, September 6, at 6:;30 p.m. in Menino Hall.  In October, we will revert to our normal schedule of the first Monday of the month.

 

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.

Books to Life with Su Eaton

Join us Thursday evening, April 5, 2012, at 6:30pm for a special family literacy event featuring creative arts educator Su Eaton.  A children’s favorite at the Hyde Park Branch Library, Su will bring stories from popular picture books to life with songs, stories, and movement to create a fun learning experience for kids and their parents.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Halloween Doings for Kids

In celebration of Halloween, the Hyde Park Branch Library will be hosting 2 events for children on Friday, October 28, 2011:

At 11am, the ReadBoston Storymobile’s Halloween Event will be offering young attendees (don’t forget to wear your costumes!) stories, free books, crafts and fall treats. Registration is required; please contact Erin DeMarco at 617-918-5289. This event is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

In the afternoon between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, children ages 5 and up, and their caregivers are invited to the branch library to hear Spooky Stories, to participate in a scavenger hunt, and to make a paper craft. No registration is required for this afternoon event, and while small groups are welcome, group leaders are asked to call the branch library in advance of their arrival.

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.