The Friends Spring Book Sale took place June 2-4 and netted over $6,000, surpassing expectations. Thanks to all our volunteers and customers!
All proceeds go to the Library including support for online and in-library presentations and the Summer Reading Program.
We anticipate having another sale in the Fall and, following the success of the most recent sale, may well have another three day sale.
Regarding memberships in Friends of the Forest Grove Library: all previous memberships are valid through the end of 2022. At the Fall 2022 book sale, or after, you can renew your membership through the Fall 2023 sale.
Be sure to be informed of the dates of the Fall sale by subscribing to this website.
You are invited to the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Forest Grove Library. Learn what the Friends of the Library organization has been doing over the last two years and what is planned for the coming fiscal year.
The meeting agenda includes election of officers for the coming year. The slate of nominees: President, Martha Robertson, Vice President, Susan Schubothe, Secretary, Katie Allnutt, Treasurer, Mike Smith.
We will meet in the Rogers Room (masks optional) in the Library, Wednesday, April 13, 5:00-6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
We are exited to announce our first in-person book sale in two years: Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4, in the Rogers Room at Forest Grove City Library. Hours will coincide with the Library’s open hours: Thursday 9:30-5:30, Friday and Saturday 9:30-6:30.
As usual, it takes many volunteers to have a successful sale. Set up will be on Wednesday, June 1, when you can get a first look at what will be for sale. Cashiers will be needed June 2-4. Take down will be the morning of Monday, June 6. As usual, all volunteers get two free books as a thank you.
If you are interested in helping with the sale, please contact Katie Allnutt, email@example.com, or 503 357-0658. As the date approaches, we will be in touch with former volunteers to fill gaps in the schedule.
In response to the Coronavirus threat, to comply with city and state mandates and, most of all, for the safety of everyone, the scheduled Friends used book sale has been postponed until we can reschedule.
When a new date can be set we will post it on this website.
Be well, be safe, hunker down if you can.
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?
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
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.
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.
In addition to Friends’ twice yearly book sales at the Library, we have begun selling donated books online. Friends has become one of the many organizations selling through Amazon. We list books in Amazon’s huge database and have the advantage of participating in that gigantic marketplace. So far 80 books have been listed and 11 sold at an average sales price of over $24.
If you would like to see all the books we have for sale online, go to Amazon, choose the book catagory for your search and enter forestgrovelibraryfriends in the search box.
We need more books! The books you donate to the Forest Grove City Library are (1) considered for addition to the Library, (2) checked for prices online–those with low prices over $10 are usually added to our Amazon listings–or, (3) the books are sold at our twice a year sale.
Please give us your unwanted books! Just drop them off at the Library or call the Library 503-992-3247 to arrange to have them picked up by Friends volunteers.
Every cent Friends makes goes toward your Forest Grove community library!
The working title for the next Great American Speeches event is “Women: Opportunity & Challenge from the ERA to the 21st Century.” It will be held on March 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The venue will depend on the anticipated crowd and will be either the Forest Grove City Library or The Forest Grove Auditorium.
The format will be a presentation by four panelists followed by a town-hall discussion. Essay competitions for Forest Grove area students will be featured. Three panelists have been invited and have accepted: Susan Sokol Blosser, vineyard owner, Barbara Roberts, former Oregon Governor, and Dr. Karen Steingart, Physician Consultant, Curry International Tuberculosis Center, University of California, former Health Officer for Clark County, Washington, and former physician at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. A fourth panel member has been invited. Pacific University Professor Jim Moore will lead the town hall discussion.
The Forest Grove News Times has expressed an interest in interviewing local women on their experiences before the event. Please send suggestions by commenting on this posting (see below) or call Colleen Winters at the library.
The Friends membership is invited to make suggestions for the event title and for a new name for the event series. Suggestions to change the series name from ‘Great American Speeches’ to ‘Forest Grove Conversations,’ ‘Great American Issues’ or ‘Great American Discussions.’ We welcome your ideas. Add your comments to this posting or contact Colleen Winters at 503 992 3246.