USED BOOK SALES AT CUBBERLEY AND TERMAN
11 am - 4 pm
Regular book sale, with books 50 cents and up
4000 Middlefield Road
At the Cubberley
Bargain book sale, with books 25 cents and up
661 Arastradero Road
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
At the Terman
Effort to Save Terman Branch
The City is considering completely closing the Terman Park Library
to alleviate the budget shortfall. The Friends
of the Palo Alto Library believe that that there are many compelling
reasons to keep the branch open, and that the budgetary savings would
be very small. In particular, we would no longer be able to host a book sale at that site
and use it for sorting, which would then substantially reduce the funds that we
provide to the libraries. We will be sending a letter to the
city and other government agencies urging that the Terman Park Library
be retained and posting this on our website. Also, please
e-mail Palo Alto's City Council yourself on this issue.
Reduced Library Hours
|As a reminder, please note that two Palo Alto Library
branches are now on reduced hours.
Terrace Library is now closed on Thursdays, as well as Sundays.
Library is now closed on Mondays, as well as Sundays.
|Cubberley Book Sale is a Huge
How many bookstores have people lined up
"around the block" at opening time? That's what happened minutes before our doors opened at our February sale.
If you don't like crowds, we recommend that you come an
hour or two later after the sale begins. We're open this March 8 from 11 am to 4 pm.Road
map to Cubberley Where our room is at Cubberley
Another great way to get bargains early is to visit our Bargain Room sale at the Terman library, also open from 11 am to 4 pm on March 8. We have
thousands of books for sale here, with many paperbacks just 25 cents
each. You'll find many great fiction titles, cookbooks,
travel books, and lots of other topics. Road
map to Terman
information on the sales
|We're extremely pleased to announce a major
fundraising drive to expand and repair the Children's Library. It
began with a recent donation of $150,000 from an anonymous donor to the
Friends of the Palo Alto Library, with an additional $200,000 to come this
year if we can raise an additional $300,000 from other sources. That
alone will represent $650,000 towards the several million needed.
Already, others have donated money to help with
this. Katy Obringer, head of the Children's Library, recently
donated $10,000 to help her branch. The federal government has
announced that it will provide $90,000. And the City of Palo Alto
has pledged itself to help provide substantial funds if the Friends can
raise enough from other sources.
The campaign is being sponsored by the Friends of the
Palo Alto Library and other community organizations.
Children's Library Seeks
The Children's Library needs some new books
for its collection. The library is hoping you'll "adopt" a
book by either donating a new copy to the library or donating the
cost of the book. Your donation is tax-deductible and an inscription plate will be placed in
each adopted book to thank you and/or someone you designate. If you’d like to adopt one of the books below, please click on
that book to send us an e-mail and we’ll reply with full instructions,
or e-mail us at email@example.com.
The books up for "adoption" are:
more Book Games
|People have told us how much they enjoyed our book games,
so we've added many new categories, including mysteries, classic American
novels, non-English books, and science fiction. If you haven't had a
chance to play one of these games, you're only one mouse click away from a
lot of fun. Just go to our book