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Saturday, August 10
11 am - 4 pm

Over 40,000 books - most under $2.00

661 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
West of El Camino, next to Terman Library

All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.

Sale books include:
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20 vol.
Various years of Jane's World Aircraft and Jane's Fighting Ships (1980 to 1994)
Parenting * Public Schools
Cookbooks (100 like new)
History * Biography
Religion * Computers
Fiction * Judaica
Japanese/German/French fiction and nonfiction
Videos * Audios


Library Bond Measure To Be on Ballot

The Palo City Council unanimously voted again on Monday, July 15 to put a $49.1 million library bond issue on the November ballot.  If passed, the measure will upgrade the Children's library and provide a new Mitchell Park library and community center.

Upcoming Meetings

August 5 City Council Meeting second vote on library bond measure for ballot

Recent Articles

June 19 Palo Alto Weekly article

June 26 Palo Alto Weekly editorial

Online Documents

Frequency Asked Questions NEW

Library's Overview NEW

Library Telephone Survey Results

Library Telephone Survey Questions

Children's Library Improvements

Main Library Improvements

Mitchell Park Library Improvements

Mitchell Park Community Center Improvements


Libraries Now!

NeighborSpace Library Forum

Special Book Bag Sale on August 11

Take advantage of super low prices on Sunday, August 11 from 11 am to 2 pm.  Fill entire shopping bags with books from our bargain room for just $2.00 a bag (we supply the bags too).  Come to the bargain room and adjacent patio at our usual location next to the Terman Library at 661 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto.  We have been inundated with donations recently, so it should be a great sale.

Monthly Book Sale Desperately Looking for a Home

We greatly appreciate all the letters, e-mails, city council attendance, and petition signing from the many hundreds of you who support our monthly book sales.  Two fine articles appeared recently about the need for new space for the book sale in the Palo Alto Weekly and in the San Jose Mercury.  In addition, we've given the city council 650 signatures and the numerous comments of support from citizens during our petition drive.  But we have to push even harder, because we have not yet gotten word from the city of suitable space past September.  Please e-mail the city council at, the Palo Alto Weekly at, and the Palo Alto Daily News at with your support for the book sales and tell them how much the sales mean to you.  The Friends of the Palo Alto Library have held these sales for over 40 years, and it would be a terrible tragedy to stop now.

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Yet More Summer Library Events for Children

The Palo Alto Library sponsors a number of delightful summertime events for children and teenagers, including:

through August 31: Summer Reading Program at all branches

August 7 at 3:30 PM: Puppet show of fairy tales at College Terrace Library

August 14 at 3:30 PM: Family sing-along concert at Mitchell Park Library

August 19 at 7 PM: Storytelling evening at Children's Library

August 21 at 6 PM: Bluegrass music and stories at picnic at Children's Library

September 2: All Palo Alto Libraries closed for Labor Day

September 4 at 7 PM: Spanish and English stories, songs, and more at Mitchell Park Library

Library Launches Home Delivery Service

The Friends of the Palo Alto Library is proud to help sponsor a new way to use the library.  When you reserve a book via the library catalog, you can now have it shipped to your home for a fee of $5.00 per book.  Some materials such as DVDs, videos, and large books cannot be shipped.  More information

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