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EVENTs and Sales

 

The Friends sponsor several events and exhibits every year, including our quarterly book sales and special creative programs.

 

LOBBY BOOKSTORE

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. 
 

BOOK SALES
 

We hold book sales on three Saturdays per year, usually in March, July, and November.

Our book sale on March 9 netted almost $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, July 13, 2024,10:00am to 2:00pm. Arrive at 10am for the best selection! You'll find it all: adult fiction and nonfiction (mystery, romance, biography, gardening, travel, history, cookbooks--you name it) as well as a terrific selection of children's books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, and DVDs.

 

EBAY SALES
 

The Friends have redoubled their efforts to sell books and other items online, and our new eBay store is going strong! Some of our donated items are now being sold in our eBay shop here. Items that sell best are classic or vintage-type books, book collection series, and homeschooling textbooks. For more information, see the News and Photos page.

 

SILENT AUCTIONS
 

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. Needed are new or gently used accessories, home items, decor, jewelry, etc. Please bring donations to the library front desk.

 

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. The April 2024 window highlighted the Nipomo Theatre Company featuring local drama students from Nipomo High and Central Coast New Tech High.


Some of the groups we've featured have included the Olde Towne Quilters of Nipomo, SLO Womenade, 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 info@friendsofnipomolibrary.org.

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. The 7th Trilogy Annual Art Exhibit will take place at the library during the month of June, and there will be an artist reception on Saturday, June 8, 1-3pm, for the public to meet the artists.

Watch this page for announcements of other upcoming 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 info@friendsofnipomolibrary.org.
 

To help at one of our events, such as the book sales or silent auctions, please email info@friendsofnipomolibrary.org.

 

 

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