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March 4, 2009 > Library book sale

Library book sale

Submitted By Diane Davis

Friends of the Milpitas Library will be having the first book sale of 2009 on March 6, 7 and 8 in the multipurpose room of the Milpitas Public Library.

Friday, March 6 is member's-only night. Doors open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. For Friday night access to the Friends book sale at the new library, you may enter the library from either side. Once you've parked, walk north along the back of the library (east side) to the second door on the left.

Bring your membership card, or purchase a membership at the door. Individual memberships allow 1 person to enter; family memberships allow the entire family to enjoy the booksale. You must be present to hold a place in line - you cannot "save" your spot with boxes or other items.

Saturday, March 7 is open to the public. Doors open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Books are $1.50 per inch, CDs (music and software) $1.50 each, Audio books, DVDs, VCDs and games $5 each, box sets of DVDs, CDs, or VCDs are individually priced based on the number of discs in the set, and will have a sticker with the cost on them. Specialty items are priced separately, and will have a sticker with the cost on them

Sunday, March 8 is open to the public, and is also bargain day. Doors open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Each paper grocery bag you fill with books costs $5 per bag. In addition, multimedia prices are 1/2 off.

In addition to our semi-annual book sales, there is a continuous book sale within the library. Behind the accounts counter are several shelves holding a variety of hardback and paperback fiction, children's books and assorted non-fiction. This selection is refreshed frequently. Please bring all purchases to the accounts desk and indicate that you picked them up from the Friends of the Milpitas Library sale shelves. Paperbacks and Children's books are $1 each, specialty books are priced as marked on the book, and all others $2 each.

If you wish to volunteer for library book sales, call the library at (408) 262-1171 ext. 3616 and leave your name and phone number so a member of the Friends of the Milpitas Library can contact you. You may also sign up to volunteer at the information desk upstairs on the 2nd floor.

Donations are always welcome. They will either be used in the semi-annual booksale or, if in good condition, may be sold throughout the year in the inside booksale racks by the check-out counter. You can drop off gently-used books and multimedia to the drop-off slot in the library. The donation slot is located in the first level of the parking garage, to the left of the library entrance (near the stairs) and is clearly marked as donations.

If you find that the slot is full or you have a large number of books to donate, please bring the books inside and inquire at the accounts desk - they should be able to drop the books off in our sorting room.

If you love the library, why not join the Friends? Your membership and participation will go back into helping the library provide programming for all ages as well as books and other services to the community.

Being a Friend offers several benefits.

Gain entry into members-only night at the semi-annual book sale and get the first look at what books are available on Friday night, before the public gets to them on Saturday and Sunday.

The semi-annual newsletter will help keep you up-to-date on library events and inform you of important library issues as well as discuss the many ways in which the Friends benefits Milpitas Library.

You'll also receive flyers to remind you of important dates - like the next booksale!

There will be two other book sales during 2009. They will be held on June 5 - 7 and September 25 - 27.

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