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No September Sale Event

We wish we could have a sale, but the virus numbers keep us from doing that.

For those wishing to have a personal sale, customers may contact Janette Herceg at for an appointment in one of our rooms with a volunteer.

There are rules.

Customers must have exact change or a check.

Customers must shop only on shelves where items are priced. Volunteers continue to price and shelve books from boxes on the floor.

There are minimums! $40 for the Main Room; $20 for the Bargain Room; $20 for the Children's Room.

Personal sales customers will be offered a link to "Shop our Shelves" on, the scheduling tool we'll be using to assign participants with a host volunteer to shop in the Main Room or Children's Room. Bargain Room shoppers will be scheduled separately.

Library News and Information

FOPAL grants help support the Palo Alto libraries and through the libraries we are supporting communities beyond the boundaries of Palo Alto. Anyone with a California address can get a library card. Currently there is an online registration form to receive a temporary card. A permanent card can be obtained at any Palo Alto library branch when the libraries reopen. Find out more at the Library's web site: <>

The Library has an overview of its online offerings at its eLibrary page: <> Many of these offerings are available to Library card holders, and the Library has also worked to make it easier for new card holders to get access to some of these. Read about it on the Library's web site: <>

In June, the Library opened up access to its collection by allowing permanent cardholders to place holds on books and schedule a time (Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 5pm at present) for sidewalk pickup at Mitchell Park and Rinconada libraries. It is also now possible to return books you have checked out. Find out more about the Library's sidewalk service on the Library's web site:

The Library has more recently changed its sidewalk service open hours to Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 5pm.

Book Bucks

Book Bucks from the 2019 Summer Reading Program will be honored through August 31, 2021.

New Cubberley/Friends of Cubberley

A new organization has formed to support and advocate for the redevelopment of Cubberley Community Center for the benefit of the entire Palo Alto community and our neighboring cities. See the website at All but one of the candidates for City Council and School Board have agreed to participate personally in a forum on September 17 at 7 pm sponsored by New Cubberley at which they will be asked to voice their views on the future of Cubberley. You may listen to this webinar by registering via Zoom:

When: Sep 17, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Friends of Cubberley - Candidates Forum

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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