Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library

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The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library is an association of persons committed to furthering the excellence of Chapel Hill Public Library by raising money for library needs, sponsoring programs for adults and children, and fostering interest in the Chapel Hill Public Library.

The Big Book Sale

The next Friends Big Book Sale will be April 4-6, 2014. The location is the meeting rooms B, C, and D off the lobby of the Library.

Big Book Sale Hours

Friday:
Apr 4
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Friends members only - new members can join at the door)
Saturday:
Apr 5
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday:
Arp 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (bag sale)
Pricing
Friday: Hardbacks, $3; trade softcover, $2
Mass market paperback, $0.50
Children's hardback and board, $1
Children's softcover, $0.50
Special books priced higher as marked
CDs, DVDs, books on tape, vinyl records, VHS tapes: $3 or as marked
Saturday: Hardbacks, $2; trade softcover, $1
Others same as Friday
Special books priced higher as marked
CDs, DVDs, books on tape, vinyl records, VHS tapes: $2 or as marked
Sunday: Bag Sale: Bag of books, $5
EXCLUDED from bag sale: Special books priced as marked and media (CDs etc)
CDs, DVDs, books on tape, vinyl records, VHS tapes: $1 or as marked

Friends Sets Dates for 2014 Big Book Sales

Dates for 2014 Big Book Sales are April 4-6, August 1-3, and Dec 5-7.

The location is the meeting rooms off the lobby of the Library.

The two sales the Friends held in 2013 after the new Library opened had a record number of books and raised record-setting revenue for the Library. Thanks to all book donors and patrons of the sales.

Click for details about the Big Book Sale. Click to learn about donating books.

Friends Receives Francis B. Reid Award

The Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries (FONCPL) recognized the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library as a first place winner in their annual Frances B. Reid Awards for outstanding Friends groups across the state. FONCPL presented the recognition certificate and cash award at the Annual FONCPL Awards Meeting at the Durham County Library, October 26.

Martha Brunstein receiving Reid Award
Friends President Martha Brunstein receiving award from FONCPL Acting President Karen Moll (click for larger image)

FCHPL's Reid application "The Book of Friends - A Year for All Time" is a brief history of recent Friends' activities, written by President Martha Brunstein. Here is the application in PDF format.

Frances Reid was a consultant for the State Library of North Carolina and was instrumental in the founding of FONCPL in 1980. The annual competition is open to local Friends of the Library statewide. More information on this nonprofit organization can be found at www.foncpl.org.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Collect Banned Books Week Trading Cards

During Banned Books Week, Sept 22 - Sept 28, we celebrated the freedom to read in a unique way by producing limited edition Banned Book Trading Cards - one for every day of the week. The cards are designed by local artists and are inspired by books that have been banned or censored. Go here for more information.

Clockwork Orange Banned Book

Get Your Own Complete Set of Banned Books Trading Cards

Get a set of Banned Books Trading Cards shipped right to you. Cost is $7 plus $2.95 shipping to US addresses. Click above to safely buy through your PayPal account or with a major credit card.

Friends Book Store Open Seven Days a Week

You are invited to come visit the new Friends Book Store. This is our newest fund raising activity to support the Chapel Hill Public Library.

The Friends Book Store features the best of the books that are donated to the Library. They are priced below any other used book store in the area. The Book Store is staffed entirely by generous Friends volunteers. The hours are:

Mon-Wed noon-6
Thurs-Fr 10:30-4:30
Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30

The Book Store is located just inside the lower entrance to the Library. All proceeds go to the Library. We look forward to seeing you there!

Library Welcomes Your Book Donations

The Chapel Hill Public Library accepts donations of books and other library materials. Your donations support the Friends Book Store and Book Sales to raise funds for the CHPL.

Please review the Library's donations guidelines for what can be donated and where and when to take donations.

Watch a Public Service Announcement for Friends Groups Featuring Paula Poundstone

"There I was in another unbalanced relationship," begins Emmy Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone in a new public service announcement, which can be see below via YouTube.

See United for Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations).