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.

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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 Raffle

Why wait for next year? Support the library AND have a chance of getting Red Sox gear now!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to offer a Fall raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Boston Red Sox gear for the dedicated baseball fan in your family.  The package includes

1 Men’s cap w/Red Sox B logo

1 Men’s X-Large Red Sox Warm-up Jersey

1 Men’s X-Large Track Pants

1 Men’s X-Large Red Sox Track Jacket
1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
1 – Men’s X-Large Red Sox Fleece Jacket
1- Men’s X-Large Red Sox T-Shirt

Ticket sales will continue now through Oct 25, 2014, 2:00pm (during Friends’ Annual Book Sale) when 7 lucky ticket holders will be drawn–prizes are winner’s choice in order drawn.  Prizes may be picked up from the branch library (ID may be requested) or shipped to winner.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00.  Three ways to enter!

  1. Ticket forms may be picked up next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves opposite the circulation desk.  Deposit completed form with attached payment in cash or check in the collection box (library staff cannot accept payments or issue tickets); or
  2. Make out a check to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library” and mail with your name, phone number and email address, as well as choice of 3 prize items, to the Friends c/o Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136; or
  3. Use a credit card with the Paypal buttons below.  Quantity for 3 raffle ticket option can be increased.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address as well as choice of 3 prize items when prompted.
1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

 

Proceeds of this fall raffle will benefit programs and activities at the branch library in the coming year.  All programs and activities at the library are free and open to the public.

The Friends are grateful to Board of Directors member John Wentworth for his continuing generous donation of another sports prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.

4 Holiday Raffle 2012 Winners

rafflejersey1The winners have been selected for the Holiday Raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library!

At the end of the Hyde Park Historical Society’s holiday meeting at the branch library on Saturday December 15th, Friends Directors Barbara Wicker and Claire Pauley drew 5 tickets for each of the 5 items in the prize package: 1 each MLB-licensed men’s large Pedroia home jersey (pictured above), reversible Red Sox pullover jacket, Red Sox zippered jacket with hood, Red Sox logo ball cap, and a commemorative Fenway coin set.  The winners drawn are:  Agnes Burns, Gloria Ganno (2), Alice Kane, and Roberta Poff.

Congratulations to the lucky winners, and a big “Thank-you!” to everyone who participated in our raffle!  A special “Thank-you!” from the Friends goes to Friends Director John Wentworth for his generous donation of the prize package.  The raffle proceeds totaling $250 will sponsor programs at the branch library in the coming year.

Happy Holidays!

Three more days left before Raffle Drawing!

baseball1Time is running out to purchase your raffle tickets for the Friends’ Holiday Raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Red Sox gear valued at $600!  The drawing for the lucky winner is set for Saturday, December 15 at 3 PM at the conclusion of the Hyde Park Historical Society’s holiday meeting.  Included in the prize package are:

  • 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.

Pictures of the prize items available via our special raffle page linked above –> click “2012 Red Sox Holiday Raffle” in the black bar below the branch library picture.

Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 tickets for $10.00, and may be purchased in person at the branch library’s circulation desk.  Raffle tickets may also be purchased with a credit card via Paypal buttons on this website.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address when prompted.  The winning ticket holder need not be present at the drawing.

Proceeds of this holiday raffle will benefit programs and activities at the branch library in the coming year.  All programs and activities at the library are free and open to the public.

The Friends are grateful to Board of Directors member John Wentworth for his generous donation of the prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.

Good luck!

Friends’ Holiday Raffle 2012

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to offer a Holiday Raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Red Sox gear for the dedicated fan in your family! Included in the prize package are:

  • 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.

Pictures of the prize items available via our special raffle page linked above–click “2012 Red Sox Holiday Raffle” in the black bar below the branch library picture.

Ticket sales kicked off at our Fall Book Sale at the beginning of November will continue through December 15, 2012, when the lucky ticket holder’s number will be drawn.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 tickets for $10.00.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the branch library’s circulation desk or with a check made to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library” and sent c/o Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136.  Raffle tickets may also be purchased with a credit card on our special raffle page linked above.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address when prompted.

Proceeds of this holiday raffle will benefit programs and activities at the branch library in the coming year.  All programs and activities at the library are free and open to the public.

The Friends are grateful to Board of Directors member John Wentworth for his generous donation of the prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.

Winner drawn: 2012 Red Sox Raffle

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library would like to congratulate the Faneuil Friends for selling the lucky winning raffle ticket for the Red Sox Experience Raffle drawn on Friday, February 3, 2012.  Pictured at left are Boston Public Library Foundation Executive Director David McKay, and President of the Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library Abigail Fury.   Our library Friends raised $118 for branch activities and were one of eight such groups submitting raffle tickets for the drawing.  Thank you to all who generously participated, and to the Boston Public Library Foundation for this raffle opportunity!