USED BOOK SALES
9 am - 4 pm
Children's Books in K6
Bargain Books in K7
Children's books and books on parenting are in room K6,
with paperbacks starting at 50 cents and hardcovers at $1.00. In
K7, which is the bargain room, any children's books are just 25 cents each, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcovers
are $1.00. As if that weren't low enough, bargain room books are
half-priced after 12:30 pm, and then after 2 pm just $5 for each grocery
bag you fill (we supply the bags). Both rooms are in the K wing
11 am - 4 pm
Main Book Room Sale
As usual, our main room is jammed with new arrivals at prices way below what used book stores charge.
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and hardcovers are $1.00 and up. You
can pick up a ticket as early as 8 am to reserve your place in the line
for this room that forms prior to opening, but no ticket is needed to get in.
Featured sales books for June include:
Asian Language Books
Cameras and Photography
Chinese and Japanese History
Costumes * Golf
Music, Dance, and Theater
Mysteries * Science Fiction
Thrillers * Videos
And much, much more!
4000 Middlefield Road
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center
information on the sales
your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
|We're always eager to hear your suggestions for ways to
improve our book sale. Please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mention them to a volunteer at the sale.
|Shooting for a Record Year|
|We're doing everything possible to make this month's sale a big one,
because we're aiming to make this a chart-busting fiscal year for the booksale. If this
upcoming sale earns $10,000 or better, total booksale income for
the twelve months beginning in July 2003 will be an incredible 20% above the previous
fiscal year's. Monthly sales have already been more than $10,000 for the
last several months, so we're very hopeful that we can make our goal.
All booksale proceeds go to help the Palo Alto City Library, so library
users are the big winners. Thanks to all our many volunteers, donors,
customers, and supporters for keeping our sale growing and growing.
Early Sale for Members Coming in
If you're a member of the Friends, be sure to come to our
14th sale, as you will be admitted early to our main booksale
room so that you can shop in a less-crowded fashion.
Life members can come in at 9 am and all other members will
be admitted at 10 am. That gives life members an hour or two in
advance to enjoy the booksale room and find those wonderful
bargains. The main booksale room will then open at 11 am
to all as usual. If you're not a member of the Friends already, you
online or by mail, or at the sale.
Customers become Donors become Volunteers
|We do need to warn you
about one possible consequence of being a booksale customer. Sunnyvale
residents Lisa Settle and John McClenny have been coming to the booksales
for a couple of years and decided to stop in on Saturday, June 5, to donate some
books. When they arrived, they found the bookroom staff under a "mound
of books," desperately in need of help. Lisa says, "We were going to
stay for 15 minutes. We ended up staying for six hours!" Lisa
adds that the volunteering was a lot of fun and that John and she are
thinking of volunteering some more. Over 110 volunteers work at the booksales, either on the day of the sale or throughout the month on the
Suggest a New Library Book
It only takes a minute to
suggest that the library acquire a book, CD, DVD, or book on CD/tape that
you would like. According to Library Director Paula Simpson, about 60%
of recommended items end up being purchased. Paula says that the
library "generally honors requests that a) meet the criteria of the
Library's collection development policy, b) are currently in print, (c) are
consistent with the profile of a medium-sized public-library collection, and
(d) are likely to have general appeal to customers." Expensive items
are evaluated more closely, as the library's collection budget is limited.
The library will inform you by e-mail when the book
is acquired so that you can immediately put a hold on it.
Click here to
suggest a book right now over the Internet, or fill in the suggestion card at any library.
Summer Reading Program Begins on June 10
With summer, it's time for Palo
Alto's great summer reading program for children and teenagers.
Between June 10 and August 1, sign up at any Palo Alto City Library or
online by indicating how many books you want to read (or listen to, for a
child who is not yet reading) by the end of August. If you reach your goal,
the library will give you during August a certificate, a coupon for a free
book, a coupon for a free pizza, and other prizes. See
more information for
through grade 5 and
older. The summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of
the Palo Alto Library.
Help the Downtown Library Choose a Mascot
The Downtown Library is
currently asking its library customers to help choose a mascot from among three
candidates: Professor Chimpson, Huggy-Bear, and Linda Librarian.
You'll find ballots at the library and you can also vote for your favorite
Library Closes for
July 4 and 5
The Palo Alto
City Library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5
for the Independence Day holiday.