The Friends of the Library will host a one-day book sale on Saturday, June 8 at the Fullerton Public Library (353 W. Commonwealth Ave.). Please come and bargain hunt between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here’s a note from Muriel Bergman about the last book sale…
Dear Fullerton, you are awesome…
Hundreds of you attended the Friends of the Fullerton Library three-day book sale in March and were observed being remarkably good natured and tolerant when an elderly gentleman became totally engrossed in a large volume and planted himself in a busy aisle. Shoppers skirted around him, allowing him scrutinize and shuffle at his own pace.
Customers also responded positively to a mother’s plea to help look for her ‘lost’ young son among the tables. Since he was having a grand game hiding from everyone, the search took a bit of time.
Our book sale volunteers really enjoy helping shoppers. One woman mentioned that her husband had dyslexia and after forty years, with assistance from a specialized therapist, he’d finally learned to read. Because the prices were so low, the book sale and a helpful “Friend” offered her the opportunity to buy lots of books by the authors and genres his wife knew he’d enjoy.
The Friends of the Fullerton Library volunteers are often asked, “Where does the money from book sales and Friends of the Library memberships go?” Our sole purpose is to raise funds for the needs of the library. We have two three-day book sales, three one-day sales and a bookstore inside the library proper. These monies go to help fund the children’s and the adult library areas, enabling the purchase of new literary product and technology as well as supply the means to support many new and on-going projects and staff services.
Also … come into the library and shop for great deals at the Friends Bookstore. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.