Social Events

Every Day, Any Day

On-Going Book Sale 

  • The Ongoing Book Sale offers approximately nearly 1200 items of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books as well as CDs and DVDs, sorted into approximately 2 dozen categories.

  • Completely restocked monthly (The Friends Book Flip)

  • Throughout the month the shelves are replenished semi-weekly

  • The sale is located past the Internet Café before the Program Room.

  • Prices are:

    • Adult Hard cover: $1.00

    • Adult Soft cover: $ .50

    • Children’s & Teens: $.25 - $.50

    • DVDs: $1.50, or 4 for $5

    • Other Non-Print Media: $.25

    • Coffee Table Books: $3.00

    • Dime Books & Pamphlets: $.10

  • The Library’s e-newsletter announces when the monthly “flip” takes place.

Donation Policy

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Friends welcomes the donation of gently used books (fiction, non-fiction, children’s), games, table-top toys, CDs, DVDs, and audio books on CD all year round.   Text books at the college level and higher and that have been published in the last 10 years are also welcome.  Items should be in saleable condition.  

Donations may be left at the Friends Desk any time the Library is open.  A tax receipt is available from the Circulation Desk.  

Friends is not able to sell, re-donate, or otherwise able to re-direct certain materials.  Therefore, we strongly request that these items not be left in our donation bins.  Disposing of these items increases our recycling costs and absorbs limited volunteer time.  We respectfully request that you arrange for private disposal of the following:  Books in poor, non-saleable condition,  magazines,  VHS tapes,  cassettes,  encyclopedias,  text books older than 10 years. and text books below the college level.

Periodic

Dining for Dollars

Periodically, Friends of the Library partners with local eateries through our Dining for Dollars Program.  Local establishments and Friends agree to specific “donation days.” On those days, the restaurant will donate a % of the proceeds of diners’ checks who indicate they are dining there because of Friends. The diner incurs no additional cost and in fact receives a benefit - the diner can choose an item from our Ongoing Book Sale by showing their receipt from the restaurant donation day.

Valid only during the dates announced for these excellent fundraisers!

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Monthly

The Friends Book Flip

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The Friends Book Flip is a full and total re-stock of the Ongoing Book Sale shelves, located near the elevator and the Program Room.

All the items are taken down and replaced with new titles.  Along with the new inventory, a new theme of books is featured in a special selections section.   

Dates for the "Flip" are announced when the time comes. Meanwhile, the Ongoing Book Sale shelves are replenished weekly.

Spring & Summer

Beach Books & Bling Sale

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Thousands of Fiction Books for Adults, Young Adults, and Children for light,  summer reading

  • Runs around the month of May or June

  • Located in the Program Room of the Library

  • Sorted into categories for your shopping convenience—mysteries/thrillers/suspense, romance, science fiction, and general adult fiction

  • Sorted by age: adults, young adult, young readers, children

  • There's more: puzzles, games, table top toys/stuffed animals

  • Bargain Prices

    • Paperbacks 25 cents

    • Hardcovers 50 cents

    • Children's and Young Adult Books 25 cents

    • Puzzles, games $1 or as marked

    • Toys 25 cents and up

    • A selection of "dime" books: 10 cents

    • Sunday Bag Sale at $3.00 per bag, or 4 for $10 ($2.50 a bag)

    • Bag Sale excludes jewelry, which is priced at 2 for $1

    • Credit card minimum $25

    • Checks accepted, minimum $5

    • Books are not picked over. No buyer restrictions. Scanning must be done at tables.

  • Times:

    • Friday, May 31: 10am to 4pm

    • Saturday, June 1: 10am to 4pm

    • Sunday, June 2: 1pm to 4pm

    • Sunday is Bag Sale (excludes jewelry, which is priced at 2 for $1)

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The Friends Ongoing Book Sale will continue to offer a selection of hundreds of non-fiction books at our everyday low prices of $1 for hardcovers, 50 cents for soft cover, and $3 for coffee table books.

 

Take A Chance on the Library Cash Raffle & Auction:

  • Runs around the month of April

  • 50/50 Cash raffle

  • Silent Auction includes performing arts tickets and gift certificates for restaurants and services

  • Winners will be announced in the Library Program Room. The public is invited to attend. Winners need not be present to win.

  • To participate, go to takeachance.livingstonlibrary.org for more information.

Fall

BookFEST!

  • The biggest one everyone waits for!

  • Runs around the month of October

  • Open to the Public

  • Members of Friends have pre-public access prior to opening day to the Public

  • Thousands of books in all categories of fiction and non-fiction. Among these are children’s, young adult, graphic novels, adult general fiction, romance, mysteries/thrillers, and science fiction/fantasy. Non-fiction includes self-help/parenting, biography, history/culture, cooking/food/nutrition, crafts/hobbies, the arts, sports, religion, Judaica, science, travel, business, classics/poetry/short stories/plays, and reference. There is a foreign language section, organized by language, and a large print section. The sale will have dime novels and other books for 10¢ each.

  • A Collector’s Corner will offer books (fiction and non-fiction, adult and children’s) which may be of special interest to bibliophiles. Most are priced between $5 and $15.

  • Credit card minimum $25; Checks accepted, minimum $5

  • Books are not picked over. No buyer restrictions. Scanning must be done at tables.

  • Public Sale Dates and Times:

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019 : 10am to 8pm

    • Friday, October 25, 2019 : 10am to 4pm

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019 : 10am to 4pm

    • Sunday, October 27, 2019* : 1pm to 4pm

      * Sunday is Bag Sale

  • Members of Friends** Pre-Public Sale Access:

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 : 2:30pm to 8:30pm

    **If you’re not a Member, now would be a great time to join and become a Friend. Membership is offered at the door.