Friends of BCPL-Book Sales and Fundraisers

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Book Sale

Book Sales

The Friends sponsor several sales throughout the year. Good used books, records, DVD's, and CDs, are collected and sold.  Donations may be brought to the Library circulation desk.

2021 Dates: TBD

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Doors close at 2 p.m. to prepare for the bag sale.  The bag sale is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. The price is $2 per brown paper grocery bag. Adult hard cover books are $1.00, adult paperbacks are $.50, children's hard cover books are  $.50, children's paperbacks are $.25, videos and tapes are $1.00.  

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Friends Gift Shop

Gift Shop

The Friends' Gift Shop is open Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-5, and Fridays 1:30-4:30.  The gift shop phone number is 778-6403.  

Remember the Friends' Gift Shop whenever you need a special gift! There are lovely hostess gifts, delightful items for the children and grandchildren, or you might find something unique for yourself!

Proceeds from the gift shop help support programs not covered by the library’s regular budget.

Projects Funded by the Friends Fundraising Efforts

Our fundraising help to support special library activities. In 2012, the Friends provided over $29,000 in support for special programs and items not covered by the library's regular budget. All proceeds from our book sales and sales in the gift shop support the library.

Some of the projects funded recently by the Friends include:                                     

  • Books
  • Computers
  • Promotional Materials
  • Tables
  • Youth Services
  • AtoZ Database
  • Staff Development Day
  • Children's Summer Program
  • Sewing machine and Cricut for the Creation Station
  • Adult programs

Each year, the Friends support the Family Summer Reading Program. The 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program was a BUSY one, with 70 programs offered with a total attendance of over 2,200. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, which the Friends are also sponsoring, will be “A Universe of Stories.”

The Friends also sponsor family craft programs, family STEAM programs, game programs, teen programs, seasonal programs, and programs for families that homeschool. Youth Services Department staff is very grateful to the Friends of the Library for providing the funding that makes these programs a success. Without their support, library programs would not be possible, and we appreciate all of the hard work that they do.