Friends of BCPL-Book Sales and Fundraisers

Become a Friend of the Library  Subscribe to the Newsletter

Book Sales

Book Sale

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Dates:

Members Only:
July 15th, Noon-5:00

Open to Everyone:
July 16th, Noon-5:00
Book Sale Prices:
Hardcovers $1 each
Paperbacks $.50 each

Open to Everyone:
July 17th, 9:00-Noon
Bag Sale ($5 per bag)

Rembember to bring your own bag!

The Friends sponsor several sales throughout the year. Good used books, records,
DVD's, and CDs, are collected and sold.  Donations may be brought to the Library circulation desk.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Doors close at 2 p.m. to prepare for the bag sale.  The bag sale is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. The price is $2 per brown paper grocery bag. Adult hard cover books are $1.00, adult paperbacks are $.50, children's hard cover books are  $.50, children's paperbacks are $.25, videos and tapes are $1.00. 

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends of the Broome County Public Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping atsmile.amazon.com.

Friends Of  BCPL

Friends Gift Shop

Book Shop

The Friends' Book Shop is open Wednesdys, Thursdays & Fridays, 11:15-3:00.  The gift shop phone number is 778-6403.  

Proceeds from the book shop help support programs not covered by the library’s regular budget.

Projects Funded by the Friends Fundraising Efforts

Our fundraising help to support special library activities. All proceeds from our book sales and sales in the gift shop support the library.

Some of the projects funded recently by the Friends include:                                     

  • 2021 Youth Services Summer Reading Program
  • 2020/2021 Grab-N-Go Bags for children and Teens (A response to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Books
  • Computers
  • Promotional Materials
  • Tables
  • Youth Services Programs
  • Staff Development Day
  • Sewing machine and Cricut for the Creation Station
  • Adult programs

Each year, the Friends support the Family Summer Reading Program. The 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program was a BUSY one, with 70 programs offered with a total attendance of over 2,200. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, which the Friends are also sponsoring, will be “A Universe of Stories.”

The Friends also sponsor family craft programs, family STEAM programs, game programs, teen programs, seasonal programs, and programs for families that homeschool. Youth Services Department staff is very grateful to the Friends of the Library for providing the funding that makes these programs a success. Without their support, library programs would not be possible, and we appreciate all of the hard work that they do.