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Saturday, July 12

10 am - 2 pm
Outdoor Sale

With so many book donations coming in and so much sunshine this month, we're holding another outdoor sale.  Please note that this sale starts an hour earlier than our regular sale inside.

2 pm - 4 pm
Outdoor $5 a Bag Sale

After 2 pm, all outdoor books are sold by the bag.  You can fill as many grocery bags as you want at $5 each.  We even supply the grocery bags.

11 am - 4 pm
Regular Indoor Sale

You'll find tens of thousands of books inside, typically priced 80% to 90% below what used book stores charge.

Cubberley sale books include:
Books on tape
Children's books, games, and puzzles
Children's books in Danish
Computer books
Cooking * Encyclopedias
Fiction * German Literature
Graphics and Photography books
"The Great Books"
Mysteries  * P. G. Wodehouse
Records and CDs
Videos * And More!

(except for the bag sale)
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up
Hardcovers are $1.00 and up

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center

[ Yahoo! Maps ]Road map to Cubberley Room location

More information on the sales
Donate your old books

All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.


Sunday, July 13
After the 11:30 am Magic Show

We're sponsoring a Magic Morning this Sunday with a free show by award-winning magician Phil Ackerly at the Secret Garden behind the Children's Library.  The doors open at 11 am.  Bring a blanket or sit on the grass.

After the show, you'll be able to purchase used children's books at just 25 cents each.  There will be popcorn and lemonade too.

1276 Harriet Street
Palo Alto
At the Children's Library

[ Yahoo! Maps ]Road map to Children's Library

For more information, contact Althea Andersen
(650) 323-4556

No Terman Book Sale This Month

Although our bargain book sale room is still located at Terman for a few more months, it's harder for us to continue selling there now that the Terman Park Library has officially closed.  Thus, there will be no Terman sale in July, but we may hold some clearance sales there in the future.  We will keep subscribers to this newsletter informed as to when these sales will be.  If you're not receiving this free newsletter directly, e-mail us to add your name.  We follow a strict privacy policy: we will not give out your e-mail address to anyone else and we will use it ourselves only for this newsletter.  Also, please bring all your large donations to our Cubberley sales room from now on. 

Library Hours Reduction

The Palo Alto City Council voted not only to close the Terman Park Library, as of June 29, but also to cut hours at other branches.  The Main Library will now close early on Fridays.  The Downtown Library will only be open four days a week and the College Terrace library remains open only five days per week.  See new hours and a Palo Alto Weekly article.

Book Sales Boom; Libraries to Benefit

Last month's book sales, which included an outdoor sale at Cubberley, brought in an amazing $11,700.  We couldn't be happier and we recently granted $36,700 to new and ongoing programs for the Palo Alto libraries.  These include homework help at Mitchell Park ($14,000), online access from homes and the libraries to an encyclopedia and ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and civil service exam preparation services ($6,700), upcoming performances and activities for children ($9,500), the summer reading program for children and teens ($2,500), and community reading programs ($1,000).  All of these Palo Alto library services and programs are free to the public.  Other revenues from our book sales will go towards the Children's Library repair and expansion project.

New DVDs are Popular!

Palo Alto's libraries have added almost 850 new DVD titles so far this year.  To meet the great demand for these, the library has purchased multiple copies of many titles.  For example, the library has four copies of the 2003 film "About Schmidt," but there are also currently 35 holds.  You can search for DVDs and other titles and place free holds at the library's online catalog.

This notice comes to you from the non-profit organization Friends of the Palo Alto Library.  While the Better Business Bureau recommends that no more than 35% of a charitable organization's expenses be for overhead, our overhead was only 3% for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.  In other words, 97% of the money we raised went to help the Palo Alto libraries.  Visit our web site.  Become a member by joining online.

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