Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friends of the Library Book Shop Re-Opening Soon

A Little Bit Smaller But Just as Mighty!
It's official!  The Friends of the East Hampton Public Library's Book Shop will re-open for business on Monday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Saturday hours will resume March 3 with open hours set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What's Featured?  Secondhand Prose
Though a little bit smaller, the Friends Book Shop will still feature a mighty variety of gently used books offered at very affordable prices.  Most hardcover books will sell for no more than $2 and most mass market paperbacks for 25 cents a piece.  "Special books" will be priced to sell though at a modestly higher cost.  Book lovers and bargain hunters are sure to find great deals here.

When the Book Shop Is Closed
You may also visit the library's lobby to select from a similarly great collection of secondhand prose, donated or withdrawn from the East Hampton Public Library's collections.

Like Books?  Want to Serve Your Community? Volunteer at the Book Shop!
If you have a few hours to offer to the Book Shop, please consider volunteering your time on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's a great way to meet neighbors, fellow-readers, and to help the Friends help the library.  For example, proceeds from the Book Shop have fully funded our Museum Pass Program for well more than a decade!  This program passes on significant savings to East Hampton families every year.

If you would like to volunteer, visit the library or phone us at (860) 267-6621 to sign up.

What About Donations?  Still Groovy But Changing
Our very hard-working, all-volunteer Friends continue to organize the new Book Shop so both the Friends and the library staff will ask for your assistance.  Owing to a smaller but still mighty space, donations are very much welcomed but can only be accepted in smaller quantities.  Call or phone the library for information and for Friends contact information.  We'll work with you with many thanks.