Friends of Lakewood Public Library
The Friends of Lakewood Public Library is a volunteer organization that has supported the Library with materials, programming and service since 1980. Originally brought together by a determination to keep good books from going into the trash, the group has grown with the Library to become an essential part of Lakewood’s way of life.
Donations of old books, magazines, movies and electronics are welcome every day of the year. While some of these materials make their way into the Library’s collection, most items end up being sold at the Friends’ seasonal book sales. The proceeds are used to sponsor free lectures, concerts and films at the Library and to pay for crucial materials like the Library’s Program Guide and the Library’s van which is used to deliver books to classrooms and those who are unable to leave their homes.
In the last few years, the Friends have begun selling rare books online to increase revenue. Reading material has been donated to armed forces personnel serving in warzones. And libraries devastated by floods and other natural disasters have put themselves back together with help from the Friends. Visit our Friendly Online Bookstore..
Upcoming Friends Books Sales
Winter Book Sale
November 30, 2017: Thursday: Preview Sale: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
December 2, 2017: Saturday: Bag Sale: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spring Book Sale
March 8, 2018: Preview Sale: Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
March 10, 2018 Book Sale: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prelude to Summer and Saturday Clearance Sale
May 17, 2018: Preview Sale: Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 19, 2018: Bag Sale: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts Festival Sale
August 4, 2018: Book Sale: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall Book Sale
October 4, 2018: Preview Sale: Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 6, 2018: Book Sale: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Light-Up Lakewood Sale
November 29 , 2018: Preview Sale: Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
December 1, 2018: Bag Sale: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note that the merchandise at all Preview Sales is not discounted to Bag Sale rates.
Join the Friends and receive entrance to special, members-only preview sales (Preview Sales are NOT bag sales). Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $3.00.
The Friends will never run out of ways to lend a helping hand. By the same token, they can never have enough volunteers. Enter your information and a Friend will contact you soon!