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Book Sale on Saturday - Hold Donations

The Fall Bag-of-Books Sale is this Saturday, 9:00 – 3:30 on the third floor of Central Library. Remember to bring your own sturdy bags and remember this sale is CASH or CHECK only.

I would like to kindly ask you to postpone bringing us donations this week as we prepare for the sale. We will welcome donations again beginning next Monday.

May I also remind you that if you have more than three boxes (or large bags) of books that we appreciate it if you call us (553-7821) to make an appointment for dropping them off.

Thank you and we hope to see you on Saturday!


Bag-of-Books Sale - 9/15

The next bag-of-Books Sale is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 15. The sale is from 9:00 to 3:30 in Central Library on the third floor. Individual books are 20 cents or you can fill a grocery-size bag full of books for only $3.00.

Cash or check only.


Bookstore Closed Saturday, 9/1

 The bookstore will be closed this Saturday, September 1. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Hiring Associate Bookstore Manager

We are looking for someone to become our new Associate Bookstore Manager. This will be a part time (20 hour/week) position. Here’s our check list for some of the qualities we think would make a great manager:

  • Loves books and enjoys people
  • Keeps up with timely topics
  • Interested in what others are reading
  • Team player but willing to make decisions
  • Good organizational skills
  • Can be interrupted and keep smiling

That’s a good a start. Customer service and retail experience would be helpful. If you think this sounds like you and you’re interested in the position click on the link below. Send us the completed application, your resume and references.

Visit the KPL Jobs at the Library page for details.


June Jubilee Bag-of-Books Sale - Saturday, June 3

Annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 am - 3:30 pm
Central Library, Rear Parking Lot (corner of Rose and Lovell)
Don’t miss our annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale in the parking lot next to Central Library. Choose from more than 10,000 books at just $2.00 a bag or 10¢ a book; fiction, mystery, romance, and more. Kids can browse carts full of children’s books, too. Enjoy the Do-Dah Parade, the KIA Art Fair in Bronson Park, and the Friends Book Sale—all in one day!


Winter Bag-of-Books Sale - January 14

The annual Winter Bag-of-Books Sale is scheduled for Saturday, January 14. The sale will be held at Central Library in the third floor VanDeusen Room. It starts at 9:00 and concludes at 3:30. Books sell for 10₵ each or (even better) $2.00 for a grocery-size bagful! Books are separated by category and you will find the following: Fiction and Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance, Large Print, Children’s Books, Assorted Nonfiction, as well as CDs, DVDS, Videos, and Audio Books.