FOSL Bookstore

Calling all Friends of Samuels Public Library

Thanks to one very generous Library Donor, the Friends of Samuels Public Library will be opening a used book store inside Samuels Library. Have you been down to see the construction yet? If not, come down and take a look. The bookstore will be opening in early May with a full assortment of books from history and romance to cookbooks and children’s books. But the Friends plan to show behind the scenes tours on April 29th at the Taste for Books fundraiser for the library. Guests will get a chance to be the first to see this cute little canopied bookstore. The gently used bookstore will be run completely by the Friends. But the library is looking for volunteers. The store hours depend solely on the number of volunteers available to man the store.

Have you ever wondered what happens to those used books in good condition you give the library? If they don’t go into the library’s collection, and they don’t go into the yearly Book Sales, the best of the best books will now be going directly into the bookstore for resale. The money raised by the Friends will help support Samuels Library’s extra programs and services. But the little shop needs a name.

Can you think of a clever name for the Friends' new shop?

The Friends of Samuels Library need a short unique name for their shop. Any member of the Friends of Samuels Library will get three chances to name this new used book store through May 1st. The winner chosen will receive a ten dollar gift certificate to be used inside the Friends store.

To enter, submit your three suggestions into the collection box with the photo to the right, located in the main hallway of the library.


Help the Friends of Samuels Library come up with a great name, and think about becoming a friend of Samuels Library and/or a book store volunteer. Please stop by the circulation desk at Samuels Library and fill out a volunteer application, or click here to fill out an online application, if you are willing to be part of this volunteer group that helps to keep the bookstore open a limited amount of hours each week.   

Samuels Library and the Friends of Samuels Library plan to continue their twice yearly Book Sales. The Spring sale will be held on May 19th, 20th and 22nd during the library's hours of operation. If you are already a Friend or would like to become a Friend you will get special privileges to come to the preview night on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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