Monday, December 8, 2014

Just a Few More Day Until the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.

The People of Fullerton are so generous.  They donate so many great books to the Library.  The Friends of the Library sell books 3 ways.  We list a few items online through Amazon.  Volunteers ship books all over the country. Click on that ostrich and in right column and you will see what has been listed. Some really interesting items!
 The Friends sell books 6 days a week in the bookstore.  New donations are put out just about daily.  Traffic in the bookstore is picking up due to the holiday season.  A majority of the used books-are so nice you could give them as gifts.
Whether your interests are in the more current publications or you prefer  older items, you will be so pleased at the  tremendous bargains you can get when you shop the Friends bookstore  but.....
SOME OF BEST
                         BEST 
                               BEST
                                      BARGAINS CAN BE HAD AT THE

                                                  SAT. DEC. 13

                                          USED BOOK SALE 
Books will be going then for 25 cents and 50 cents.  Can you believe it!  Come out to thus sale.  You won't want to miss it.  That best seller you wanted to read last summer but didn't want to pay full price for may be at the sale at a rock bottom price.
Please note to make our efforts worthwhile we need crowd to come in buy up the bargain books. In the bookstore you may get a few books for 25 or 50 cents like magazines but books usually go for a few dollars.  Still a bargain!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Need To Do Some Shopping?

T'is the season to be shopping.  Friends of Fullerton Public Library want to encourage you to shop their store, and their sale for great used books for yourself or to give as gifts. The bookstore is open 6 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 until 4:00. Everyday new items are put out on  the shelves. Don't forget we will be having a One Day Only Sale on Saturday, December 13. There will be lots of popular fiction, Children books and magazines for sale. This is an abridged version of the semiannual sale. Just a few thousand books instead of tens of thousands to browse through. Come and shop.  At these low prices of 25 and 50 cents plan on buying armfuls of books to stuff stockings with, fill Christmas baskets with, use as party favors or just read.
 
 
Real readers don't really care if a great book is brand new or slightly used. What a treasure it is to be given  something you really wanted a while ago but  were unable to find  through regular retail channels. You know, you never know what treasures can be found in our bookstore. Our best customers browse our shelves on a regular basis. 
 
Be kind to your wallet or purse. Your dollars will go further when you buy used books from the Friends of Fullerton Public Library. 
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Important Message for Book Donors

The Friends of Fullerton Public Library could never do what we do for the Library if it were not for all the generous people of the Fullerton community who pass on their used books.  We sell the donated books at our sales, in our bookstore and online all for the benefit of the Library.  Our NEXT SALE IS SAT. DEC. 13.
 
The Friends cannot handle books that are wet or water damaged. Books can only be donated  when the Library is open.  In the picture to the left is the west side of the Library and the Employee Entrance. The white shed next to the employee doors is where book donations are to be left.  This shed is always unlocked  whenever the Library is open. When the Library is closed the shed is locked.  Books cannot be left outside the shed.  Please do not leave any donations when the Library is closed.
 
At this time of year especially, many of us are cleaning up and rearranging our homes for the holidays. Because the  end of the year is a good time to sort through old things to make room for new things, many of us want to make donations at this time. The Friends of the Library appreciate your book donations and want to remind you that the Library is open 7 days a week so if you are going to donate your old books please bring them over when the Library is open.

LIBRARY HOURS
Mon. - Thurs. 
10:00-9:00
Fri. and Sat.
10:00-5:00
Sun.
1:00-5:00 
 
Make plans to bring in your used books early in the month. Remember there will be a USED BOOK SALE on DEC.13. (Scroll down to previous post to see details of this sale.) The last day to donate books for this year will be  Tues. Dec. 23.  for the Library will be closed from Christmas Eve.  which is Wed. Dec. 24 though the first of the New Year. The Library will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.
 




 
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

One Day Only Sale on Sat. Dec. 13

Bargain book hunters will want to come out for Friends of the Fullerton Public Library used book sale on Saturday,  December 13, 2014 from 10:00 until 4:00 at the entrance to the  Library's Conference Center area.  (Scroll down for poster.)
This is not a clearance sale. The Friends have never before offered for sale any of these individual items.  Some titles  may have been seen at previous sales.  But that is because this is primarily a FICTION SALE and many of the books have been best sellers. If there were books marketed that you previously missed out on, then you will want to pick them up at our sale.
 
You can see from the poster below  that the prices are really rock bottom.  Come out and buy a bunch of great books for yourself or others. Altogether there will be thousands of  hardcovers and paperbacks, children's and adult book, full length novels as well as a variety of magazines to choose from.  Some of the books offered at this sale were  packed in boxes and stored away prior to our last couple of sales. We just never know exactly what will show up on our sale tables.  Just know that this sale will be just as much thrilling to shop at as our others have been.  Don't miss out! Come out and book shop and shop and shop and shop. So many great books! SUCH BARGAIN PRICES!
 
 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

LISA SPEAKING TODAY AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING

Today, Sunday Nov. 9, 2014, best selling author, Lisa See will be speaking at Fullerton Public Library.(353 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA) It's our Annual Membership Meeting, free and open to the public. Please join us to hear this highly acclaimed local author. Library opens at 1:00. The meeting will start at 1:30.
 
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Friends to Host Lisa See This Coming Sunday.

November is  here and in just a few short days, best selling author Lisa See will be coming to Fullerton Public Library to speak at the Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting. If you have not read her books yet there is still time for the meeting will  be Sunday, November 9.  The library opens at 1:00 the meeting will begin at 1:30.  Seating is limited so you might want to come early! This is a public meeting, free and open to all. (Scroll down for previous post.)
 
Here are a few covers of her works.  Lisa Sees books are truly fascinating. Very memorable. Several of her books will be available for sale at the meeting.
 
At the meeting you will be able to pick up a bookmark advertising our next sale.  It's a one day sale and will be held Sat. December 13.  Even though it is  
 much shorter sale it will still be typical of all our  quality sales with freshly donated books. Books offered  have not been up to sale previously.   What happens is that sometimes we get so many donations coming in that boxes of books on the bottom of the stack don't see the light day for a while. A one day sale such as this gives us a chance to rotate the stock so to speak before we get ready for the next big sale.  There will be several thousand adult fiction books for sale.  And an untold number of children's books some of which are recent library discards others are paperbacks.  This will be a great time to stock up for future reading as the prices are just right -- Fifty cents for hardback and twenty-five cents for paperbacks and magazines.
 
Speaking of children--just a little note here. Do you have any Legos around the home that your kids have out grown. If so please donate them to the library. 
There is an going monthly Lego Event that is becoming very popular and the children department needs more Legos so the kids can creatively build. More details coming.  Donate any Legos. No amount is too small.  Just like no book is to small  to donate. Teen volunteers disassemble clean and sort Legos by color for these once a month Sat. events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two Things Coming Up

The Friends of the Fullerton Public Library have two distinct things they wish to remind you to write on your calendar.
  1. Sun. Nov. 9 -- Lisa See will be the guest author and our Annual Membership Meeting.
  2. Sat. Dec. 13 -- There will be special Clearance Sale
See previous post about Lisa See speaking.  Look for future news on this One Day Sale coming here soon.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Put This On Your Calendar

You will not want to miss this.  The Friends of the Fullerton Public Library will be having their Annual Membership Meeting and Author's Tea on Sunday, November 9, 2014 and noted historical author, Lisa See will be the guest speaker. So be sure and mark you calendars.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Plan on Attending the Library's 40's Fashion Program

 
Because so many of you Friends of Fullerton Public Library buy used books that reflect bygone eras, perhaps you would  be interest in the Library's 40's Fashion Program  this Sat. Oct. 11.
The Victory Society Members who are the  docents who lead all the Fullerton 3rd graders through  the Heritage House are certainly interested in this program.  Their last month's meeting was also a presentation of  fashion from the 40's. And their Christmas program will revolve around   a recreating of that popular  radio program Fibber McGee and Molly that ran from the end of the 1930's through the 1950's. Coming out to see the film Bomb Girls and hearing a  presentation of public historian Jennifer L. Keil should help them all to be better informed
 
Sat. Oct 11, 2014  the Fullerton Public Library is presenting a free talk regarding  WWII fashion after a 1:00 pm free showing of "BombGirls.". It should be interesting.

WWII is part of the focus of our " One City, One Book"  running through  this Oct.  If we want to participate we should all be reading  "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand and attending this and other special programs the library is holding.
 
 


From the Library Website

Date: 10/11/2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Join us for a free screening of “Bomb Girls” and a presentation on 1940s fashion and culture by oral and public historian Jennifer L. Keil. Learn about the changing roles of women and how fashion was part of the larger picture of home front activities during WWII
 
 
 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

More Pictures of the Yarn Bombing

The Fullerton Public Library has been looking soft and fuzzy ever since the Friends' Big Huge 3 Day Used Book Sale held the last weekend of September. 

People are still getting a kick out of the unique knitting show that Jean Shikuma and others put on to draw attention to our book sale.

If you have not seen it yet and want to see it up close yourself, you had better get to the Library soon.  The word is out that the knitting display will only  be up for about 10 days.
 
Book store volunteer, Marjorie Kerr had the following pictures forwarded for this post.  So if you missed the Yarn Bombing or didn't notice it because you were too focused on getting  into the sale and then to distracted with your load of bargain books to see what was on display in parking lot, then here are a few close up shots. 
 
 Even though the Friends will not have another sale until December 13 you are still able to purchase used books though the Friends' Bookstore open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday 10:00 until 4:00.

Please tell your Friends and neighbors about our bookstore, It seems that there are always new people visiting our Library who are totally unaware of the store's existence.
 
And don't forget our Annual Membership meeting coming up November 9 with guest author Lisa See.  More information coming soon. And remember supporting Friends with your paid membership means a discount for you of 10% every time you shop our books store.  Friends will receive a print copy of our semiannual newsletter, The Library Leaf.  Within the next issue will be an interview of the yarn
bombers. Be sure and pay your annual
membership dues so that you will
receive your copy.