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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
• Individual $15.00
• Family $25.00
• Supporter $50.00
• Patron $75.00
• Benefactor $100.00
• Other Amount $____
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.