Putting the fun in fundraising

The first weekend of this year’s Friends Book Sale brought fun for hardworking volunteers, bargains for buyers and financial benefit to the Library. It’s not too late to join in:

  • Huge selection of books and recordings from $1 and up every day
  • Special sale prices kick in October 7 -10: $5/box!
  • Sale ends October 10

Booksale Co-Chairs Betsey Greenman and Parrish RiceDistinguished Membership Co-Chairs Janet Welch and Helene DayCalm before the stormThe rushGary Smith in actionLela Chiavaras & Joan Sheridan, cashiersFriends President Jerri DeKriek checks it twiceA happy customer

Good Books Cheap! Friends Book Sale Starts Saturday

books At this very moment, the Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall is in the midst of a magical transformation: gone are the tidy rows of seats; the stage is buried. A steady stream of volunteers arrives daily to sift and sort through mountains of books, smiling and exclaiming as they uncover old familiars and astonishing, unheard-of titles.

The Friends Annual Book Sale begins in less than a week!

If you are a member of the Friends of the Waltham Public Library, you’re invited to attend the Preview on Friday night, September 25th at 6:30 PM. If you’re not a member — well, it’s time to join! Just $5 for an individual membership, $10 for a family, to show your support for the Library and to join the Friends in the extraordinary partnership they have with this unique City institution. AND membership gets you into Preview night at the book sale.

After Preview night, the sale continues for two weeks, from Saturday, September 26th through Saturday, October 10th. The sale is open during regular library hours, closing 30 minutes before the library building.

Great deals: most items are between 1 and 3 dollars!

Not just books: you’ll find books on CD and cassette, movies on VHS and DVD, magazines and music CDs.

Material on every topic for all ages: select from books for children, teens and adults including textbooks, how-to references, volumes on art, computer software, history, biography, health, cooking, and recent bestsellers in hardcover and paperback.

Come: enjoy a good bargain, support the Friends.