USED BOOK SALES
9 am - 2 pm
Bargain Book Sale
You'll find many wonderful books at our bargain sale in room
E5 at Cubberley, which is quite near our main booksale room. The
room is so full with books that you'll find many more on tables in the covered walkways nearby. See the map
for the exact location of the room.
All children's books are just 25 cents each, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcovers are
2 pm - 4 pm
Bargain Room $5 a Bag Sale
After 2 pm, all bargain book books
are sold by the bag at room E5. You can fill as many grocery bags as you want
at $5 each. We supply the
11 am - 4 pm
Find the perfect gifts among the 40,000 books in our regular book
room, with prices way below what used book stores charge.
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and hardcovers are $1.00 and up.
Featured sales books for December include:
Large donations of military history, topographic maps, and
19th century plays, poetry, and philosophy
* Biography * Business
Fiction * Gardening
* History * Humor
* Science Fiction
And much, much more!
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center
information on the sales
your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
There will be no further sales at Terman.
Libraries Get a Promotion
The Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously in
November to make the libraries a separate city department rather than part
of the Community Services Department. This means that the libraries
now report directly to City Manager Frank Benest and are on an equal
footing with other city departments, such as Fire, Police, and Public
Works. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library are "grateful, delighted, and enthusiastic" about the
Help Steer the Libraries
|The City of Palo Alto is now accepting applications for the Library Advisory Commission for three 3-year terms ending January 31, 2007.
Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, December 12, 2003.
If any of the three incumbents holding these terms does not reapply, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
Applications are available online,
at the City Clerk’s office at 250 Hamilton
Avenue, or by calling 329-2571.
Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Selected for 2004 Reading
The voting is over and the book selected by the
community for the Silicon Valley Reads program in early 2004 is Ray
Bradbury's classic tale of censorship, Fahrenheit 451.
Written 50 years ago, The Nation magazine calls the novel, "one of
the most brilliant ever jobs of social satire." To participate
in the program, read the book this month or next and then join the
community discussions in February 2004. Learn more about the Silicon
Valley Reads program. Check out a copy of Fahrenheit 451
Palo Alto Library or purchase one from Amazon.com
(by using this link, Amazon.com will donate to the Friends 15% of your
discounted purchase price).
Libraries Closed during Holidays
|All Palo Alto libraries will be closed December 22 to
26 (Monday through Friday of Christmas week). The libraries will
also be open only until 6 pm on December 31 and then be closed on January
1 for New Years Day. Happy holidays to all!
|"Take a Number"
Eases Line Problems |
If you've ever come to the booksale before 11 am, you
know how long the pre-opening line to our main booksale room gets. Some people
come hours early just to be sure to have a good spot. To ease this
problem, we're going to hand out numbers at the door to the sale room so
that you can go off to the bargain book sale room or elsewhere and then
return a little before 11 am to claim your place in line. Numbers
will be available beginning at 8 am on the morning of the sale.
Booksale Features Holiday Gift
There are many like-new books at our sale that make
great holiday gifts, plus lots of games and puzzles. Our $5 gift
certificates are fast and easy stocking stuffers too. If you aim to be one of the 11 pipers
piping this season, we have a Bundy flute
with case for just $150. A professional flute teacher has
tested the flute and its pads are in good shape.
Book Donations Welcome
With all the great book bargains you'll find at our
sale, you may need to clear off your shelves of other books you don't need
anymore. Please consider donating those books to us. Not only will
this help raise more money for improvements to our libraries, but the
booksale puts approximately 200,000 books back into circulation each year,
meaning someone else gets to read the books too. You can easily
donate books to us by dropping them off (one box/bag at a time) at any
Palo Alto library or by bringing them with you to our book sale or to the
sale room at other
hours. Your donations of used books are tax-deductible up to the
full extent allowable by law.
Ye Olde Holiday Booke Sale Trivia
Here's a little holiday fun: see how many of the
following facts about our book sale you get right:
Children's Library Fund Races Towards
The Children's Library Repair and Expansion project is getting closer and closer to reaching its 2003
target of raising a little over $2 million. We still have another
$115,000 to raise to qualify for all the matching
funds. Please help by making your tax-deductible donation now. Donations of all sizes are very welcome. For $250, you can
honor or memorialize someone with an inscribed brick in the wall in the
Secret Garden behind the library. The bricks allow you to write two
lines, each with up to 20 capital letters, spaces, and punctuation. Some sample
JOHN, MARY, BETH
AND TOM SMITH
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Fill in this form to see if your own inscription fits:
to make your donation and other naming opportunities.
Borel Bank Sponsors Library
If you donate money for an ornament from the
"giving tree" in the lobby of Palo Alto's Borel Bank & Trust
Co., the funds will go to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library. "Each year we choose a non-profit organization to receive funds from our tree, and this year we selected the Friends of the Library," said
Yohko Fick of Borel Bank. The giving tree is a five-year tradition for the bank.
The $20 giving tree donations are tax-deductible. Borel Bank is located
in downtown Palo Alto at 245 Lytton Ave., Suite 175 and is open from 9 am
to 4 pm Mondays through Fridays.