Ongoing Book Sale

It would be nice to see books in the ongoing book sale that are not ex-library books.

Thank you.

Thanks for visiting the Friends ongoing sale! Both donated books and weeded library books are displayed in the ongoing sale. As different areas of the library’s collections are evaluated, sometimes extra copies of library books go to the sale. Other weeks there are lots of donations to put out. The selection changes weekly, so keep visiting.

Best regards,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director


Rewards program?

To: Kate Tranquada
From: C.B.

Idea: Reward program for donating or buying books and videos

1. Every time someone is donating an item, he gets a specific number of points and when a certain number of points is reached, would entitle him to receive a gift card or other reward.

2. Every time someone is buying a book or video, he gets reward points and when a specific number of points is reached he would get free books or a free gift card or other reward.

A follow-up system would be necessary to track everyone entering this program.

Dear C.B.,

We feel there are already ample rewards for donating to and buying from the Friends of the Library! Most donations are sold by the Friends, who use the funds to support the library, which benefits the donors. People who buy materials at the Friends sale get books and recordings at great prices while supporting the Friends, which in turn supports the library and its patrons. And receipts for donations can be used for tax deductions.

The Friends of the Library funds services and equipment that are beyond the scope of the municipal library budget, such as cultural and educational programs for all ages, landscaping, the sound system for the lecture hall, laptops for loan, and much more.

Thanks for writing,

Kate Tranquada
Library Director

Magazine Swap

I am a long-time member of the Minuteman Library Network and I really enjoy your services. I just wanted to offer a suggestion of adding a space where people can donate their magazines for other people to take (the same way they do it in the Newton main branch). I have many magazines that are a good and useful read and would love to share them with other residents. Newton’s program seems very successful.

I hope you will take this suggestion into consideration.

Thank you very much


Please watch for our new Magazine Swap area to appear in the AV Annex right after the annual Friends Book Sale ends. The shelves at the bottom of the ongoing book sale will be set aside for this purpose.

Kate Tranquada