USED BOOK SALES
Ribbon-Cutting for New Rooms
Join Palo Alto Mayor Bern Beecham, Vice Mayor Jim Burch, and
Library Director Paula Simpson at 9 am for the inauguration of our
new K wing rooms. See the map
for the exact location of the K wing.
9 am - 4 pm
New Children's Book Sale in
Bargain Room Sale in K7
All of our children's books are now in room K6, while bargain
books are next door in room K7. In the bargain book room, all children's books are just 25 cents each, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcovers are
$1.00. As if that weren't low enough, bargain room books are half-priced after 12:30 pm, and then after 2 pm just $5 for each grocery bag
you fill (we supply the bags).
11 am - 4 pm
Main Book Room Sale
You'll find books on every topic in the world among the 40,000
items we're offering, with prices way below what used book stores charge.
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and hardcovers are $1.00 and up. You
can pick up a ticket as early as 8 am to reserve your place in the line
that forms prior to opening, but no ticket is needed to get in.
Featured sales books for April include:
Books on Women
CDs * Fantasy
and Health Sections
And much, much more!
4000 Middlefield Road
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center
information on the sales
your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
|We're always eager to hear your suggestions for ways to
improve our book sale. Please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mention them to a volunteer at the sale.
|Cubberley Sale to be Largest Ever;
Ribbon-Cutting at 9 am|
10th's Cubberley sale will be bigger than any other, because we've expanded
now into two rooms in the K wing. Room K6 now holds all
of our children's books, which were formerly in the southwest corner of our
main booksale room. K7 holds all of our bargain room books, which are
priced at or below our usual low, low prices. The K wing is near the
tennis courts and just a short
walk from our main booksale room (see
To celebrate the opening of the new K wing rooms, Mayor Bern
Beecham, Vice Mayor Jim Burch, and Palo Alto's new library director Paula
Simpson will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 9 am. Be sure to meet
them (or to rush right by) as you bargain hunt in these new rooms.
Moving the children's books out of the main sale room allowed us to
expand some of our other sections. Computer books have moved into a
larger space where the children's books were formerly, and the biography,
fiction, and health sections have grown as well.
Community Forum to Discuss Library Future
Come meet Paula Simpson, Palo Alto's new
Library Director, for a community meeting about how our libraries can be improved.
Paula will speak on "Taking Palo Alto's Library to the Next
Level," and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and
make suggestions. The forum begins at 7:30 pm on
Thursday, April 29 at the Arts Center Auditorium at 1313 Newell Road.
Admission and refreshments are all free and the entire public is invited.
Please come and help us welcome Paula and improve our libraries.
April 22 Downtown Branch Party
Be sure to stop in at the Downtown Library on
Thursday, April 22 for a neighborhood open house from 2 pm to 5
pm. There will be free refreshments. It's also a great
opportunity to check out the Friends of the Palo Alto Library
mini-booksale shelf (right at the entrance). Matt Watson,
library associate at the branch, says, "A lot of people don't
realize that there is a conveniently located library in the
downtown district. Spread the word about our neighborhood
library and stop by to give us your thoughts and ideas."
April 24 College Terrace Library
The College Terrace Library is hosting its own celebration from 2
pm to 5 pm on Saturday, April 24. There will be more free
refreshments. Library associate Sue Chang says, "College Terrace is an
excellent neighborhood library just minutes away from California Avenue and
Stanford. Bring the family by during our open house and say hi."
PTA Wardrobe Receives Books from Friends
Since 1945, the Palo Alto PTA Council has operated the PTA
Wardrobe, which distributes recycled children's clothing and books at no
charge to families in the Palo Alto School District. The Wardrobe stocks
items for pre-school and school-age children and also for toddlers in PACCC (Palo Alto Community Child Centers). Marilyn Simbeck,
a Friend of the Library volunteer, has been supervisor of the Wardrobe for
the last five years and obtains children's and young adult fiction and
non-fiction books for the Wardrobe from the Friends of the Palo Alto Library
after-sale distribution to non-profits. Every month, over 100 books
from the Friends go home with families using the clothing service. "It's an invaluable part of the Wardrobe,"
PTA Wardrobe is
located at Jordan Middle School at 2263 Middlefield Road and is open Wednesdays from 2-5 and Saturdays from 10-1.
Call (650) 858-0654 for more information. Contributions to the
Wardrobe are always welcome, appreciated, and tax-deductible. Non-profits interested in the
Friends' after-sale distribution program should contact Maggie Anderson by e-mail
or at (650) 856-7741.
Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Heat, Nor Gloom of Night
Like the proverbial postal
carrier, we do our utmost to get this e-mail newsletter to you each month in
advance of our sales. It's not always easy. Some e-mail
providers and programs block or challenge our e-mails. In one case, filtering software spotted the words "free" and "Africa" within
the newsletter, assumed it was a fraudulent request for money, and discarded
it. During some months, AOL blocks all of our messages, even to our
own board members who have AOL accounts. EarthLink sometimes requires us
to add a personal message to the recipient in order to be put through,
which we are happy to do.
If your e-mail provider or software
filters e-mails, please be sure to ask that e-mail from friendspaloaltolib.org be
allowed to get through to you. That way, you'll hear about all
upcoming changes in booksale hours, locations, and offerings.