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Book Sales

Pick Up a Book Along with Your Butterburger at Culver's
Culver's of Carpentersville (on Randall Road next to Woodman's) has generously set aside a table in their restaurant to host a Friends of the Library mini ongoing book sale. The selection includes books for children and adults and is frequently refreshed by our Friends. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1 (tax included).

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
The next Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 18.
Friends of the Library Fall 2014 Book Sale
Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 18 @ the Dundee Library

Come early for the best selection. Browse through thousands of newly donated materials, including hard covers, paperbacks, romance novels, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and children's books. The sale is held in the Dundee Library's meeting room on the lower level.
 
Hours are as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 16: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last hour special! All you can fit in a grocery bag for $3 on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m.!
 
Check out these great deals!
Hardcover / $2
Paperbacks / $1
Romance Paperbacks / 50 cents
Children's Books / 25 cents
 
CDs / $1
DVDs & Audiobooks / $2
Computer Games / $1
VHS & Cassette Tapes / 25 cents
Scanner Fee / $10
 
*Help the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry in Carpentersville! Receive one free paperback book for every non-perishable item you donate at the sale.

Help Support the Library, Be a Friend !

If you'd like to turn your love of books into a rewarding, charitable activity that supports the library then consider being a Friend! They are in need of volunteers to help sort donated books, assist customers at sales, and participate in fundraising events.

They enjoy helping the library prosper and grow through various fund-raising activities. Proceeds from events like their bi-annual book sale have resulted in many enhancements to the library such as the Peek-A-Book system in the children’s department, added titles to the audiobook, Spanish, and large print collections, and a popcorn machine that is used during movie events

Meetings : 7 p.m. on third Tuesday each month in the library's meeting room on the lower level. All are welcome!
 
Contact: Business Office at (847) 428-3661, choose option 5 or email frvpldfriends@comcast.net.

Current Officers:
President: Roxy Zimmerman
Vice President: Bob Smith
Treasurer: Nick Koclanis
Secretary: Mary Maloy



Meeting Minutes

2014: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov
2013: Jan /
Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov
2012: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov
2011: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov
2010: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov
2009 : Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

In Adobe (pdf) file format. You may need to Download Adobe Reader.

Thanks to Superior Self Storage & Uhaul in East Dundee for providing free storage space for the thousands of books donated between book sales.

Book Donations Accepted Year-Round
Donations accepted at the Dundee Library Only (555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee)

We welcome your clean and gently used adult and children's books, music CDs, DVDs, books on cassette or CD, and large print materials. To donate your items, simply drop them off at the account services desk. You will receive a form for tax deductions if you wish. Please do not use the book return slots for your donations.

These items are sold to the public at our two annual book sales, and the proceeds are donated to the library to supplement needs that are not covered in the library’s yearly budget. These funds have allowed the library to offer adult programs, tours for every second grade class in our district, and much more. 

We appreciate your donations! If you have any questions about specific donations, please call the library at (847) 428-3661, ext. 5832 or email the Friends at frvpldfriends@comcast.net.


What We've Done With Your Donations!

 
Bus Trips to the Library : Funding for bus transportation makes it possible for every second grade class in the district to visit the library each year for a tour.  During the visit, students learn how to care for library materials and how to use the catalog.  Funds for the 2009/2010 school year were provided by the Friends.  In past years, the Friends and the Lions Club have jointly funded this program that receives rave reviews from students, parents, and teachers alike.



Peek-A-Book Interactive Kiosk in Children's Area 


Kids have enjoyed the Peek-A-Book Kiosk which was donated by the Friends of the Library. Go to the Children's Department to view this interactive technology up close! Children can watch book reviews featuring puppets and book selection readings. Two headphones are available for children to listen, and the books being reviewed are available on the kiosk bookshelves for checkout.




Globe

The  globe near the Children's Reference Desk has been a welcome addition.



Caterpillar Alphabet Letters Rug




Children have been learning their alphabet letters
from the beautiful caterpillar rug which is in the children's play area.




 
 
Other:
*More items for the adult audiobook, large print, and spanish language collections
*Purchase of new tables for the meeting room
*Crocodile Board Book Display in the Children's Area



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