The Friends of the Library are a group of library
supporters who strive to assist the library to improve its service to the community primarily
through their semi-annual Book Sales.
Every spring and fall the Friends hold
a sale to sell donated books, toys, puzzles, and audiovisual materials. The proceeds from the sales
are donated back to the library and are used to supplement library services such as public
programming, speaker fees, film rentals, refreshments, and various staff and volunteer recognition
Membership dues for the Friends are $5 for an individual and $10
for a family. A membership in the Friends entitles a patron to attend the Friends Only Preview Night at the
beginning of each sale. Membership applications are available at both circulating library
Donations of items for the sale are collected throughout the year
and can be brought to the collection box inside the door of the Thomas Library. The Friends and the Library Staff
are not allowed to estimate the value of donations, but can provide donors with an acknowledgement of the type and
number of items received.
Magazines for the current year are also collected and are resold
for $.25 an issue at the Thomas Library.
The Friends are always looking for additional volunteer assistance
to help sort books and other materials throughout the year, and to help set up the sales the weekend before each
sale is held.
The Friends also maintain a couple of
material carts near the rear door of the Thomas Library where excess donations are available for
The Board of the Friends has voted
to ban the use of electronic scanning devices at their book
sales. The devices are often used by for-profit dealers to
mine our sale stock for the most valuable titles and our Friends want our sales to benefit as many
of our regular library patrons as possible.
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