Saturday, August 23, 2014

Yeah For the Print Books

The Friends of Fullerton Public Library will be soon be having that Big Huge 3 Day Sale that so many of you have been waiting for.  Be sure to mark your calendar for it. The sale starts  Friday, September 26. and ends Sunday, September 28.  If you don't know all details on special times and bargains then click the  tab above: BOOK SALE DETAILS.

If you are the type of person who  needs to have  justifaction for buying even more books to add to your own growing home library, then here is a link to online article that may interest you.  The Guardian has reported that there are studies being done on the effects of digitization and text reading. It seems that "studies for students have shown that students prefer to read from paper."  Would you believe there is something tactile and emotional about reading from a real book that makes us absorb more.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation

If this topic of which media to use for reading and learning intrigues you and you really want an excellent excuse for buying another stack of books from our bookstore or sale, then you may want to read this  older article on the topic from Scientific American.
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that
 reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reading-paper-screens/

It seems that people approach reading from a computer or tablet with a mind less conducive to reading than the state of mind they bring to paper. Apparently the solution for great reading comprehension may be  to either come to the reading task with a more conducive mind, or chuck the e-reader and buy more used books from the Friends of Fullerton Public Library. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Huge 3 Day Book Sale Sept. 26-28

The Friends of the Fullerton Public Library will be having another one of their huge customary Used Book Sales on Friday, September 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014.  This is sure to be a really great sale.  You will not want to miss it. Thousands and thousands of books have been set aside for the big sale.
Those who are official card carrying members of the Fullerton Public Library will soon have mailed to them the September issue of the Library Newsletter.  Those who become members in time for the sale may get a copy too.  In it are details of our Annual Membership Meeting with guest author Lisa See. There are book reviews, an interview our library director and much more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Absent With Out Leave

The statistics for this blog say that there have been 60 views of this site just this past week. And here there is nothing to new to read! The old news is about a one day sale that happened in June. And here we have a big 3 Day Sale coming up Sept. 26, 27 and 28.
This blog author, Friend of Fullerton Public Library got so much interesting reading material from that June sale that she still hasn't read it all.  No excuse for not writing about the next sale though. 
The Friends are all very busy getting ready for that Sept sale.  There is so much sorting and pricing of donated materials.  A newsletter is coming out soon and plans are being made for the Annual Members Meeting in Nov.  And still everyday the library is open except Sundays, the bookstore too is open.  The hours of operation are  from 10:00 until 4:00.  If you haven't been to our bookstore lately you really should. So much good stuff comes in. This author was just delighted to be able to buy recent issues of the New Yorker for just fifty cents. She also picked up some nice items to give as gifts.
Did you know if you wanted to shop the bookstore but the it is after 4:00 you could still support the used book selling efforts of the Friends by shopping from the book carts.  Just outside the door of bookstore is one of the carts..  Just put your money in the box for what you are buying.  Another cart for this honor system shopping is in the children's room just around the corner from the restrooms.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Use Book Sale Today June 14, 2014

The Friends of  Fullerton Public Library have the special one day Summer Reading Sale all set up in the lobby of the Conference Center.  So many interesting things to purchase.  This a real stock up and read sale.  You will not want to miss out on. 
 
More than 10 tables are loaded.  Most tables have stacks of  boxes or bags of more books underneath them to replenish the table top.
Right inside the outside door are children's books. Many of them are BRAND NEW.  Some are non-fiction.  Lots of picture books," easy to reads," and "chapter books."  This was to be paperbacks only but there is also tables full of best selling hard covers. And there are boxes of some very interesting hobby magazines.  There were QST for ham radio operators, quilting, wood working, art and cooking magazines on tables just in side the door from the library.
  • And VHS video - three carts full many unopened. Don't miss out on this sale if you still have a VHS players.
  • And boxes of Science Fiction will be put out too.  There may be some of the old stuff that you have been looking for.
  • Don't forget the hobby magazines
  • Some brand new children books
  • Lots of interesting stuff to buy and read
Come on out to the sale; you are sure to find something interesting to read. And why not plan on stopping at the café. It will be open.