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Friday, May 9   7 pm - 9 pm
Members-Only Sale

This special sale is for members of the Friends of the Palo Alto Library only, providing an opportunity to buy from the books intended for our regular indoor sale the next day (see below).  Light refreshments will be served.  If you're not a member, you can join online right now or at the sale.  Memberships are tax-deductible and open to all.  If you're already a member, please bring your proof-of-membership from your recent issue of the Foreword.  If you joined recently, we will have your name at the door.

Saturday, May 10   10 am - 2:30 pm
Outdoor Sale

We again find ourselves with so many newly-donated books that our entire book room has overflowed.  So, if the weather permits, we'll sell many of our books outdoors, starting an hour before our regular sale time.  Please check our web site on the day of the sale for a weather update.

Saturday, May 10   2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Outdoor Bag Sale

If the weather permits an outdoor sale, we won't want to move the outdoors books back into our sale room at the end of the day.  So, you can purchase an entire grocery bag of those books for just $5.00 during the final hour and a half of the sale.  We supply the grocery bags.  Again, please check our web site on the day of the sale to see if the outdoor sales are on.

Saturday, May 10   11 am - 4 pm
Regular Indoor Sale

Here you'll find our tens of thousands of regular books available for sale.

Cubberley sale books include:
Biography * Encyclopedias * Fiction * Fishing
Graphic Arts Children's Books * Health * History
John Wayne Videos * Large-Format Books
Mysteries * Natural History * Needlework
Non-Profit Fundraising & Organization
Psychology * Records * Sheet Music
Teaching Materials * Videos * Weaving

(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.



May 10
11 am - 4 pm

Terman sale books include:
Children's Books
Computers * Cooking
Drama * LP Records
National Geographics
(1940s on)
Reference * Science

Paperbacks are 25 cents
Children's are 25 cents
Hardcovers are 50 cents

661 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto
At the Terman

[ Yahoo! Maps ]Road map to Terman


Libraries Close for Memorial Day

All Palo Alto libraries will be closed on Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday.  You can always find the latest library hours via the Internet.

City Proposes to Shut Terman Library

On Tuesday, May 6, Palo Alto's City Manager Frank Benest proposed a series of cuts to meet the city's projected two-year $9.7 million budget shortfall.  The $9.7 million includes a 5% budget cut across most of the city government.  One of Benest's proposals was to close the Terman Library, which the city projects will save $61,750 a year.  The Friends of the Palo Alto Library oppose this closing for several reasons, including the fact that the Terman Library is the site of one our book sales and helps us raise an estimated $25,000 a year, offsetting the projecting savings that closings would provide.  It would also mean that we could sell fewer books and accept fewer donations.  We also feel that the Terman Library is a major resource in its community and that the modest net savings hardly justify shutting it down.  The city is also proposing to further cut other library hours.  Read our letter to the City Council and a recent San Jose Mercury articleE-mail the City Council, fax them at (650) 328-3631, or write to them at City Council, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

April Showers But Sale Flowers

When rain and wind caused us to cancel our April outdoors sale at our Cubberley location, we instead held an extra indoor sale on the next day.  Thanks to all of our customers and volunteer staff, our total sales for the month were $10,500.  Not only does this mean that thousands of books were put back into circulation by the sale, but all the funds we raise help the Palo Alto libraries by paying for new books, DVDs, and videos for the libraries, after-school tutoring, cultural events, and many other important activities.

Request New Library Books Online

You can now ask the Palo Alto library to purchase new books for its collection without leaving your computer screen.  Just go to the library's purchase request form and enter the author and title.  Under the current budget constraints, there's no guarantee that a book you request will be purchased.  But it can't hurt to point out the books that you want.

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The Friends of the Palo Alto Library are sponsoring "Meet Your World," a series of six multicultural events at Palo Alto's libraries over the next month.  There will be music from Paraguay, the American south, and Eastern Europe, and storytelling from many different countries and cultures.  All programs are suitable for any age.  More information, including specific times and programs.


This notice comes to you from the non-profit organization Friends of the Palo Alto Library.  We're expecting to raise about $300,000 in the current fiscal year to help Palo Alto public libraries, 50% more than we raised last year.  Visit our web site.  Become a member by joining online.

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