EVENTs and Sales
The Friends sponsor several events and exhibits every year, including our quarterly book sales and special creative programs.
The Friends Bookstore is on the left wall inside the library entrance. We sell a variety of current magazines and paperbacks (50 cents each) and newer books of all genres. Hardcover and softcover books are individually priced. A free-standing bookcase holds a variety of individually priced books.
We hold book sales on three Saturdays per year, usually in March, July, and November, and outdoors if the weather permits.
Our book sale on November 18 netted more than $1,000 to go toward purchasing materials and programs for the library. Thank you to all of our volunteers and to everyone who attended the sale.
Our next book sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2024.
We hold several silent auctions per year. Items for sale are displayed for one month in the community window near the staff desk. Most silent auctions have a theme, such as special holiday gifts or Mother's Day items.
COMMUNITY WINDOW DISPLAYS
Several months a year, we invite Nipomo nonprofit and community groups to display their activities in the Friends' community window near the staff desk. Some of the groups have included the Olde Towne Quilters of Nipomo, SLO Womenade, the Nipomo High School Drama Club, the Nipomo Food Basket, the Nipomo Native Garden, and the Nipomo 4H Club. If your group would like to sponsor a display, please contact us at email@example.com.
SPONSORED EVENTS AND CREATIVE DISPLAYS
Some of the programs we have sponsored include the annual Trilogy Art Group Art Show and the Watermedia Exhibition of the Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS), both of which benefit the Friends. See News and Photos for some pictures of these events.
DONATE ITEMS AND VOLUNTEER AT EVENTS
Please bring new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and silent auction items to the library during regular hours. We cannot accept dirty, mildewed, or damaged items. For pickup of large donations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help at one of our events, such as the book sales or silent auctions, please email email@example.com.