About Michael R. Smith

A volunteer for Friends of the Forest Grove Library (OR)

Spring used book sale a success

With an all volunteer cast of more than 50, the Friends Spring Used Book Sale concluded April 21.  The sale brought in almost $6,000 that will go to library programs including summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.
The next sale will be October 22-27.
Book donations are vital to these sales.  Friends of the Library sells your donations online through Amazon.com, on the sale cart near the Library entrance and at the twice-a-year sale events in the Library.  Please take your donations to the checkout desk at the Library.

Friends 45th Annual Meeting, April 11

All Friends members are encouraged to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Forest Grove Library.  It will be held at 5:30 PM, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the Rogers Room of the Library.
The past year will be reviewed and officers will be elected for the coming year.  Nominations for officers for 2018-19 are:  President – Mike Smith; Vice President – Susan Schubothe; Treasurer – Ralph Vasey; Secretary – Katie Allnutt.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there.
There are vacancies on the Board.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Mike Smith at 503 530-9353 or at m2zsmith@msn.com.

October book sale

More than 50 volunteers made the Friends fall used book sale a success.  Sales of books and other media and membership fees totaled over $5,300.
All proceeds from the sale go to the Forest Grove City Library for programs like Summer Reading, Friends Cultural Series and Ted Talks.
The next sale will be April 16-21, 2018.
Thank you, volunteers and customers!

Don’t miss the Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26

After shopping for books at the Friends sale Thursday, there’s nothing like a great Maggie Pike lasagna dinner!

The Library Foundation of Forest Grove will hold their vaunted Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 to 8pm at the United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way in FG.

Menu: Lasagna (meat/vegetarian choices), salad, bread and dessert.

Prices: $12 adults, $6 children (12 and under); take-out available with pre-purchased tickets.   Famous Maggie’s buns sold on site: $1

Tickets available at: Forest Grove City Library and Maggie’s Buns.  Please purchase by Tuesday, October 24.  Limited number sold

Bonus at the dinner!  $10 raffle for a dinner for 8 catered by Maggie Pike.

All proceeds to the Library Foundation of Forest Grove to continue furniture and equipment development at your Library.

Friends Fall Used Book Sale, October 23-28

Our Fall Book Sale will take place Monday, October 23 through Saturday, October 28 in the Rogers Room of the Library.  Sale hours are coordinated with Library open hours.

Monday, October 23: 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, October 24: 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, October 25: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday, October 26: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, October 27: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28: 10 am – 5 pm

Books, videos, CDs, all priced to sell.  We have plenty of quality books due to several generous donations.
Bookseller alert: Friends volunteers go through all donations to find books that are worth $8 or more online.  Friends then list these items for sale on Amazon rather than including them in these twice-a-year sales.
Membership has its privileges:  On Wednesday, October 25, current Friends members get a 50% discount on all they purchase.  New members can join and current members can renew at the door of the sale.  Memberships begin at $10 for individuals and are good for twelve months.
Bag days!  On Friday and Saturday, all shoppers may fill standard grocery bags with books and other materials and pay just $5 per bag.
We need your help!  As usual, it is your help that makes our book sale a success!  More than 70 people helped with our last sale.  We will soon begin scheduling volunteers for our spring sale.  We will be calling Friends members and others who have helped with past sales: please answer our call.
On Wednesday October 18, we will begin setting up the sale.  Strength and perseverance are needed to set up tables and move 300 or so boxes of books into the Rogers Room.  Please lend a hand any time between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. Help is also needed in fine-tuning the setup October 19-21.  Volunteers are needed to staff the sales desk during the sale, October 23-28.  The big clean-up starts at Noon, Monday, October 30.  Many hands make light work!
Each volunteer will earn 2 books of their choice for each shift they work.  You’ll have fun and your library, community and bookshelf will benefit.  Spread the word and tell your friends that they do not need to be members of Friends to volunteer!
If you prefer to schedule your favorite time, you can call Susan Schubothe at 503 359-4006 or email her at schubots@pacificu.edu