Holiday Sale A Huge Success

Thank you to all who purchased books and volunteered at the Holiday Sale.

Over 60 boxes of books were sold, and over $3600 was made!

A fantastic sale!

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Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale 2014 Poster

The Holiday Book Sale is coming! Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6 from 12:00-4:00PM and Sunday, December 7 from 11:00-3:00.

All books for this sale are in excellent condition and suitable for gift giving. They are all individually priced.

Friends of the Library members may shop on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00-12:00. If you are not a member, you can become one with a donation of $10.00.

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National Friends of the Library Week Proclamation by Mayor Julie Manning

National Friends of the Library Week Proclamation by Mayor Julie Manning

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National Friends of the Library Week

FOL Volunteers

FOL Volunteers Stef, Cathe, Sally, and Bill set up for the Fall Festival Book Sale.

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be spending the entire week of October 19-25, 2014, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library was established in 1961 and raised over $92,000 to benefit the library system last year alone. Currently over 1700 community members contribute annually to the Friends and nearly 400 of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include, but are not limited to, used book sales in December, February and September, year round online book sales, and an ongoing $.50 room at the library.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said Friends co-president Stefani McRae-Dickey. “I enjoy being able to give something back – and being an active member of this group is fun!” Other members of the Executive Board are Co-President David Low, Secretary Lynda Hohenboken, Co-Treasurers Anna Ellendman and Lynn Grube, Membership Chair Cathe Walker, Random Review Co-Chairs Debra Goldberg and Connie Georgiou, Volunteer Coordinator Chair Dolly Chao, Sorting and Book Room Committee Chair Corrine Gobeli, Monroe Library Liaison Judith Jeremiah, Public Relations/Outreach Chair Katherine Inman, Warehouse Book Storage Chair Jim Michalek, Big Book Sale Co-Chairs David Grube and Jill Rubart, Library Board and Foundation Liaison Jacque Schreck, Benton Books Chair Ann Brodie, and Sustainability Coalition Liaison Dean Sartain.

Celebration activities include a Membership Table and Used Book Sale in the lobby at selected times throughout the week. Please contact the library at 541-766-6928 or email to learn more about the week’s activities and to find out how to become a member of the Friends.


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Upcoming Events for the Friends of the Corvallis Benton County Public Library

Our Fall Book Sale was a success with $3175 in sales!  Thank you to all who purchased books, donated books, or worked at the sale.  Our libraries thank you!

Next on our calendar is the National Friends of the Library Week Celebration Oct. 20-25. Look for more information on this page soon.

Our annual Holiday Book Sale will be Dec. 6-7, 2014.  Details will be coming in November!

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Fall Festival Paperback Book Sale

The Big Fall Festival Paperback Sale is Back!

Saturday Sept. 27 from 10:00-4:00 and Sunday, Sept. 28 from 12:00-4:00 in the Community Room at the Corvallis Public Library. Friends of the Library members can shop from 9:00-10:00!  (You can become a member for just $10!)

Books will be priced $3 for trade paperbacks, $1.50 for mass media paperbacks, and $1 for children’s paperbacks.

On Sunday, Sept. 28 books will be discounted during the last 2 hours of the sale!  Come Saturday to purchase great books, and Sunday to find huge bargains!  Remember, all the proceeds from the sale support activities at all the Corvallis Benton County library branches!  We hope to see you there!

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A special message from Friends of the Library President David Low

Dear Friends of the Library Volunteer,
On behalf of the Friends Board of Directors, I want to acknowledge and thank you for your interest in assisting the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library during the past year. Whether you donated time or let us know your interest to do so, appreciation to all!…Read More

Interested in helping us? Click on the link below:
FOL Volunteer Application

Who Are the Friends
The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is an organization 100% powered by volunteers. Contact us by email or at (541) 766-6928(541) 766-6928.

Joining the Friends
It’s easy to become a member – you can download the membership form or join online using a credit card or your PayPal account.

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  • Individual membership ($10)
  • Family membership ($20)
  • Business membership ($100)

Become a Friends Board Member

Donating Books to the Friends
We welcome and depend on your book contributions. Because of your generosity the Friends are able to raise money for library programs and services that otherwise would not be funded.

We accept books, DVDs, CDs and Videos, but – sorry – no magazines.  Donated items should be in good condition and salable. They should be clean, free of mold or mildew or unpleasant odors.

Donations can be left at the Main Library in the foyer at the entrance from the underground parking lot. A sign indicates the place to leave them. They also may be placed in the returned books receptacle of any branch library.

Contribution forms for your taxes can be found in an envelope above the drop site or from the Library Administration office. The Friends are an IRS 501(c) 3 organization and an Oregon Cultural Trust qualifying non-profit.

Thank you for your donations!

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