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Bookstore & Book Sale News Weekof May 25, 2016

I hope you’ve marked your calendars for our big Bag-of-Books Sale on June 4. It will be held in the library parking lot from 9 – 3:30. I think it’s the only place in town you can fill up a grocery-size bag full of books for only $2.00!

This week in the store all music CDs are only $1.00 per disc. Stock up on some great tunes for the summer.

April 6 - 9 Membership News

Join the Friends – Become a Member 
Our fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. It's a perfect time to join. 

Joining Friends says to everyone that you care about your library and value its resources. Each new member makes us stronger. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission.

Member Benefits
• Annual Friends newsletter
• 20% discount coupon for one Bookstore purchase (good any time except for rare books and the holiday sale)
• A 50% coupon good one Saturday (to be announced)
• An invitation to a private November pre-sale of our gift quality books
• A special Friends button to put on your coat or book bag

Membership Options :
Friends of the Kalamazoo Public Library offer a variety of membership options. You decide which one works for you. Your dues are tax deductible* and 100% (except for mailing costs) goes to benefit the library. Friends proceeds help fund many things including the Reading Together and Summer Reading Programs.

Membership Levels
• Individual $15.00
• Family $25.00
• Supporter $50.00
• Patron $75.00
• Benefactor $100.00
• Other Amount $____


Fall Bag-of-Books Sale - Saturday, Oct. 3

Mark your calendar! The fall Bag-of-Books Sale will be held on Saturday, October 3. The sale will be held in the Van Deusen Room on the third floor of Central Library. The sale starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:30.

This sale will feature all the old regulars - fiction ( both hard cover and paperback) romance, science fiction, assorted non fiction, children's books and various audio/visual materials. We will have a lot of music CDs. Everything is 10 cents each or only $2.00 for a grocery-sized bag full of books.

We will have paper bags that you can fill, but I encourage you to bring a sturdy reusable bag that won't tear apart as you carry home your treasures.We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 10/3/15. Call 269.553.7820 with questions.

Book Sale - Saturday (1/31/15)

Mark your calendars for our next Bag-of-Books Sale coming on Saturday, January 31. As usual, books are 10 cents each or you can fill up a grocery-size bag and pay only $2.00. Please feel free to bring your own sturdy bags. We will have grocery bags for those who need them. The selection will include:


  • Fiction, mystery, romance, and science fiction
  • Assorted nonfiction
  • Children's books
  • Assorted audio visual materials
The sale is at Central library and begins at 9:00 closing at 3:30. Please call 553-7820 with any questions.