Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Friends of the North End Branch Library

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Book Sale - Cash Box

About a year ago, the Friends of the North End Library improved their daily book sale at the library by adding more book shelves, sorting the books for sale and maintaining the sale area in a pleasant and orderly manner.  The results were an immediate increase in sales.  The sales have helped the Friends donate funds to the North End Library to buy furniture and other needed items and to sponsor library programs.

The prices of the books are still a bargain.  Paperbacks are $1.00 each and five paperbacks are $4.00.  Hardcover books are $2.00 each and three hardcover books are $5.00.

The book sales are so successful that we needed to upgrade our payment system.  Instead of taking the time of going to the desk to pay for your books, you can now pay for your books by placing your money, or a check, in the small red cash box hanging near the books for sale.  See pictures.  You can also make donations, pay your annual membership fee, give for a Giving Tree item (Giving Tree is displayed at the library), buy a tote bag or pay for an event or trip. You can use the envelopes attached to the red cash box by adding your name on the envelope, selecting the type of donation, adding money to the envelope and dropping the envelope in the slot on the cash box or you can just drop money into the cash box at any time for any reason.  If you do not have the exact change to buy a book, you can just pay extra.

The Friends encourage you to drop off your extra books when you buy a book.  You can very easily buy a book, read it (or not) and return it to the library to save space at home.  Think of the book sale as really a book swap with friends you have not yet met.  Buy a book, return a book.  All the joys of book browsing and reading without the hassle of having books piled up at home.

We thank you for any and all donations to the red cash box.

New furniture

  Have you seen the new furniture purchased by the Friends?  Thank you neighbors for helping with generous donations for improvements like this.



The Book Sale accepts donations EVERY day when the library is open. Please leave them, bagged if possible, at the base of the Book Sale shelves, rear of the library.
It's a great way to support your library.

Our Resolution:
We reduced the price of kids' books!! Now buy 5 for just $1.

The mission of The Friends of the North End Branch Library is to create public support for expanding programs; to intensify community awareness and use of the library; to aid in public relations; to raise equipment and furniture fundings or related projects; to act in cooperation with the librarian; to serve as liaison between the community and the library staff; to preserve the continuity of the Boston Public Library system.

The monthly meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm (September - June). Please join us in the back of the library.


Check our Monthly Schedule for Events




gardening - book sorting 
marketing - communications
programs - events - teach a class
give a lecture - start a book group

Help keep our library the best branch in Boston.

If interested in volunteering please email us at info@friendsnelibrary.org

2017-2018 OFFICERS

President - Chris Sabbey
Vice President - Rita Pagliuca
Treasurer - Judith Ives
Secretary - MJ Shultz


Friends of the North End Branch Library
P.O. Box 130197
Boston, MA 02113

Links for the Friends Group



Facebook: North End Library

North End Branch Library
25 Parmenter Street
Boston, MA 02113

MONDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
TUESDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
WEDNESDAY 12:00pm - 8:00pm
THURSDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
FRIDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
SATURDAY 9:00am - 2:00pm

1 comment:

  1. This place was very comfortable. Restrooms were decent. Coming here with my friends was an amazing experience. This is among my favorite LA event venues now, because of its excellent food, perfect lighting, vibrant atmosphere and great ventilation.