USED BOOK SALES
Saturday, July 12
10 am - 2 pm
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
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
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
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
map to Cubberley Room
information on the sales
your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
USED BOOK SALE
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.
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
At the Children's
map to Children's Library
For more information, contact Althea Andersen
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
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
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
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