Friends of the Library Host the Fall Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will give you a chance to find inspiration during the Friends Fall Used Book and Media Sale set for October 25 – 29.

The Friends coffers are filled with holiday books – including children’s books for Christmas and Hanukkah – cookbooks, decorating books and craft books. Therefore, whether you want to read or do, there’s something there for you.

The Sign outside of the entrance of the Friends' of Library Store inside the RHPL - photo by John Smyntek

The Sign outside of the entrance of the Friends’ of Library Store inside the RHPL – photo by John Smyntek

The place to be is the expanded facility on the Library’s second floor at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. New racks and sorting by topic makes shopping and browsing much more convenient.

Except for a few higher quality items that are priced individually, all hardcover and large softcover books are $1, paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents. Also available are many DVDs, CDs, books on CD, and VHS tapes that are also inexpensively priced.

The order of sale follows the usual pattern. The first day is a Presale for members of the Friends group, the library’s donor support arm. They get first look at the items in stock on Wednesday October 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Memberships (individual $20; family $35; Student/Senior $10) may be purchased that evening at the door. For more info on the value of a Friends membership to go and click on the Friends link.

The general sale to the public is Thursday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sale closes on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. It is the popular Bag Day, where buyers can fit anything that fits into a grocery bag for $5.

Proceeds go to the Friends, which is the library’s prime non-public support group and is dedicated to promoting a closer relationship between the library and its constituents through fund raising and special events.

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