40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 (309) 343-6118
The Friends of the Galesburg Public Library group was organized in 1984 to support the library's work. The Friends is a nonprofit organization open to everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or place of residence. The group operates under the supervision and guidance of the Board of Trustees and does not involve itself in library policy.
The Friends are always looking for new members who want to support the Galesburg Public Libraryís programs and services. Please call the library at 343-6118 for more information.
The Friends hold two book sales a year. The next sale will take place May 30, May 31, and June 1.
The sale runs from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 30. The evening sale is free for Friends of the Library members or $5 per person for nonmembers. The sale runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday and continues on Saturday at 9:00 am. A $2 bag sale runs from noon until 3:00 pm. There is no charge Friday and Saturday.
Donations of items for the book sales are accepted at any time except the hectic two weeks before the sale. The last date for donations for the spring sale is May 15. Bringing items in early gives the Friends time to sort and organize them for the sale. A big thank you to everyone who donates items and to everyone who shops at the sales.
The current officers of the Friends are:
Amanda Gray - President
Heather Sipes - Vice President
Barbara Bulkeley - Treasurer
Luz Schick - Secretary
The library will accept hardcover and paperback books and CDS and DVDs in GOOD condition. Donations will be evaluated and added to the Friends of the Library book sale if appropriate.
Items not accepted:
We appreciate all of the donations that we have received over the years and hope that the guidelines will help you with your donations. It is hard for our volunteers to throw out a book even if damaged or old and we hope the guidelines will make it easier for them and our staff.
Thanks for your help with this and we hope to see you at the next sale.