Spring Used Book Sale, May 11-16

 

The Spring Book Sale will take place Monday, May 11 through Saturday, May 16 in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.newsboy

Sale Hours: Monday, May 11, 10-8 Tuesday, May 12, 10-8, Wednesday, May 13, 10-8 Thursday, May 14, 10-5 Friday, May 15, 10-5 Saturday, May 16, 10-3

Books, videos, CDs, vinyl records…all priced to sell!  We have more books than ever this year, in all categories.  Tables will be restocked every day.

Membership has its privileges! 

On Saturday, May 16 (10:00-3:00), current members may fill a standard grocery bag with books and pay just $5 for the bag full.  This benefit is similar to the bag full sales of the past BUT current Friends membership is required.

Your library card does not make you a member of Friends of the Library.  Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that has been helping the Forest Grove Library since 1973.  You need to sign up for Friends membership and pay for your annual membership.  Your membership year will begin when you pay your dues.  If you purchased a membership at the Fall 2014 book sale, your membership is good until Fall 2015.

Memberships can be purchased at the door of the book sale.  Individual one-year memberships are $5, Family memberships $10, Contributing memberships $25 and Sustaining memberships $100. [Dues may increase July 1, 2015.]

Dealer Alert:  Friends volunteers have carefully combed through donations and library discards, looking for items that Friends can sell online.  Books and other media that we think we can sell online for $8 or more won’t be on sale at this twice-a-year on-site book sale.

You can help: As always, we have several volunteer opportunities.

  1. We need help with set-up and take-down.  Strong backs and willing hearts are needed to move boxes of books from two rooms in the Library to the Rogers Room the evening of Wednesday, May 6.
  2. Volunteers are also needed to put books on shelves and tables before the sale, during the day, May 7-9.
  3. Another vital job to be filled is taking two-hour shifts cashiering during the days of the sale.
  4. A final, big effort is required after 3:00 on Saturday, May 16. The remaining books have to be boxed and the room cleaned up after the sale.

Those who help with set-up, “mind the store” and take-down get to take two free books for their efforts, and all book sale volunteers are invited to join us for a Dutch treat dinner after clean up is completed on Saturday.

If you are interested in helping make the book sale a success by helping out, please call Carol Woodford, 503 357-2606 or email woodford.parker@comcast.net.

And of course, we welcome book donations any time!  Please bring books that are in good condition to the Library.

 

Books ‘n’ Buns annual dinner/fundraiser February 5

Once again, Maggie Pike, proprietress of Maggie’s Buns, will cook up another dinner to benefit the Forest Grove Library Foundation.  The event will be held at the United Church of Christ, 21st Avenue and College Way in Forest Grove, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on February 5. Maggie one
Tickets can be purchased at the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue; $12 for adults, $6 for children ten years old or younger.   A limited number of tickets will be sold: get yours soon!
The menu, prepared and provided by Maggie, includes lasagna (with a vegetarian option), salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee will be donated by BJ’s Coffee.
The Library Foundation funded the recently completed Mollie’s Garden glass art installation a the Library: watch for a dedication ceremony in early Spring.  Funds raised at this dinner event will go toward completion of the Foundation’s ambitious capital plan.  More furniture and equipment are planned for the children’s area of the Library as well as end panels for the adult collection shelving.

Fall Book Sale earns over $5,000

The Friends Fall Used Book sale in November netted $5,029.95 thanks to a cadre of volunteers headed by Carol Woodford.  That total was a substantial increase over recent sales that have run between four thousand and forty-five hundred dollars.

Carol attributes the increase to three changes made for this sale.  One was stripping the Mylar plastic covers from many of the library discards in the sale.  The second was elimination of the five-dollars-a-bag-full sale on Saturday.  The third was enabling customers to pay by credit card.

The objective of the sale is to raise funds for the Library.  These funds go to teen and children’s programs, including Summer Reading, cultural programs–music, lectures, and even simulated radio dramas–produced by Friends, and furniture and equipment for the Library.  The twice a year used book sales are by far the biggest income source for our Friends of the Library.

A great deal of preparation is needed between sales.  Patron-donated and library-discarded books are reviewed for sale online.  The vast majority are then sorted and boxed for the sale.  Carol noted that library discards without their plastic Mylar jackets sell better.   More volunteers are needed for this additional process and to help with all the other tasks related to Friends’ book sales.  If you’re interested, give Carol a call at 503 357-2606 or email woodford.parker@comcast.net.

 

Friends’ Fall Book Sale!

The Fall Book Sale will take place Monday, November 10 through Saturday, November 15 in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

booksellerSale Hours:
Monday, Nov. 10, 10-8
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10-8 (even though the Library will be closed)
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10-8
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10-5
Friday, Nov. 14, 10-5
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10-3

Enhanced member perc: Current members of the Friends of Forest Grove Library get 25% off their purchase all day Monday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.  (The discount in sales past had been 10%.)  Memberships can be purchased at the door of the book sale.  Individual one-year memberships are $5, Family memberships $10, Contributing memberships $25 and Sustaining memberships $100.

Books, videos, CDs, vinyl records…all priced to sell!

On Saturday there will be no reduction in prices.  This is a permanent change in our book sale policies.  Here are reasons for this change:
1. Standard sale prices are low.
2. No other Friends group in the area has reduced prices on any day of their book sales.
3. In the past, we took most of the books left over from the Hillsboro Friends sale and had an overwhelming number of books left over after our sale.  That is no longer the case.
4. The book sale is the major fundraiser for Friends.  All proceeds of the sale benefit Forest Grove City Library!
5. Proceeds go toward adult cultural programs, children’s summer reading program, teen programs and other library needs not met in the Library’s budget.

Dealer Alert:  Friends volunteers have carefully combed through donations and library discards, looking for items that Friends can sell online.  Books and other media that we think we can sell online for $8 or more won’t be on sale at this twice-a-year on-site book sale.

You can help: As always, we have several volunteer opportunities.  We need help with set-up and take-down.  This mainly involves putting books on shelves and tables before the sale, and taking books off shelves and tables and putting them in boxes when the sale is over on Saturday.

Another vital job to be filled is taking two-hour shifts cashiering during the days of the sale.  Those who help with set-up and take-down get to take two free books for their efforts, and all book sale volunteers are invited to join us for a Dutch treat dinner after clean up is completed on Saturday.

If you are interested in helping make the book sale a success by helping out, please call Carol Woodford, 503 357-2606 or email woodford.parker@comcast.net.

And of course, we welcome book donations any time!  Please bring books that are in good condition to the Library.

Friends Spring Newsletter

Annual round-up from Friends’ President, Kim Reynoldsnewsboy
Forest Grove Conversations Town Hall
Spring Book Sale
Cultural Programs
Friends’ annual meeting
Library Director’s message from Colleen Winters

Read all about it in the Friends Spring Newsletter!
which is edited by Susan Schubothe, Friends’ Secretary
and mailed to 220 Friends members.

Where Friends’ Money Goes

As you can see, below, Friends of the Forest Grove Library has many activities to raise funds.  The Forest Grove Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign is one obvious recipient.  On what else does Friends’ spend their hard earned money?

Cultural programs
Friends have scheduled and sponsored a series of cultural programs, which include lectures and music, each winter and spring, for decades.  They have made Forest Grove’s contribution to the countywide Hearing Voices program and they fund the Adult Summer Reading Program.   

Forest Grove Conversations
Friends have financed and organized this annual topical program featuring panelists and a town hall discussion.

Teen programs including the Teen Summer Reading Program

Children’s programs
Since Friends started in 1973, they have been the major contributor to the Library’s children’s programs.  These include the annual B.E.A.R. Month, Dia de los Ninos and Summer Reading Program.

Volunteer recognition events, Wassail Party and equipment for the Library.

Capital campaigns
Friends of the Forest Grove Library was a major contributor to the Forest Grove Library Foundation’s million dollar capital campaign that remodeled the west end of the Library and will be an important contributor to the Foundation’s current $500,000 campaign for library furniture and equipment.

“Books and Buns” for FG Library Foundation capital project: success!

A report from Colleen Winters, FG Library Director, about the fundraising dinner that was held October 27 at the UCC church: 
Last night’s event was a huge success by any definition. We took in $2,190 in ticket sales and donations.  We served approximately 155 people.  Many people commented as they were leaving on what a lovely event it was….the food, the ambience and all those library supporters.
The event proceeds will go toward the FG Library Foundation’s capital campaign.  The goal of the campaign is to raise $250,000 for furniture and equipment for the Library.  See more about this campaign at the Foundation website
Lots of card carrying Friends of the Library attended.  We thank all the volunteers who helped and especially the owner and staff of Maggie’s Buns for their work and donation of food.  Every library needs a Foundation, too!