FRIENDS OF THE DAVIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

FRIDAY BOOK SALES ARE COMING SOON!!

AUGUST 4 UPDATE: Due to a recent incident at the Library, and in an abundance of caution, the new One Day Book Sale scheduled for this Friday, August 7 has been postponed. We will have a rescheduling update within the next few days. During this difficult time, when we are unable to conduct our popular bi-monthly indoor book sales, we have put together an interim program of “Pop-up” sales to temporarily take their place.

We have created an on-going series of One Day Sales that will be held every Friday 9am-3pm, starting August 7. They will take place OUTDOORS in front of the Friends drop-off location at the Library and will feature a weekly rotation of limited subjects on a total of six (6) physically distanced tables. Those subjects will continue to be restocked throughout that day’s sale.  With limited tables, it will be necessary to have each Sale feature a different mix of subjects. Some of the most popular subjects, such as Fiction, Cooking, and Children’s books, will be repeated at more than one Sale.  Below, you can see the planned schedule of subjects through the end of September.  A new series will be scheduled at that point if needed.

All forms of payment will be accepted at the Sales though Credit/Debit cards are preferred since they promote contactless payment; signature optional.

Memberships can be renewed online below or at any Sale.

ONE DAY SALE GROUPINGS -all sales are Friday 9am-3pm

Aug 7
Children
Teen
Cooking
Fiction
Reference
Sports
Better Books
CD/DVDs


Aug 14
History
Children
Teen
Fiction
Cooking
Travel
Better Books
CD/DVDs


Aug 21
Math/Science
Mystery
Literature
Science-Fiction
World Languages
Romance
Vintage
Home/Garden
Better Books
CD/DVDs
Aug 28
Biography
Psychology
Religion/Philosophy
Non-Fiction
Art/Music
Ephemeral/Humor
Better Books
CD/DVDs


Sept 4
Children
Teen
Cooking
Fiction
Reference
Sports
Better Books
CD/DVDs
Sept 11
Children
Teen
History
Fiction
Cooking
Travel
Better Books
CD/DVDs
Sept 18
Biography
Psychology
Religion/Philosophy
Non-Fiction
Art/Music
Ephemeral/Humor
Better Books
CD/DVDs
Sept 25
Children
Teen
Cooking
Fiction
Reference
Sports
Better Books
CD/DVDs
 

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Friends is to assist the Mary L. Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library, located at 315 E. 14th St. Davis,  in efforts to raise funds, plan for expansion of physical facilities, develop the library’s book collection, encourage reading programs for children, and to promote the library as a cultural center for the city of Davis.
Friends of the Davis Public Library make substantial donations to the library, funding children’s programs, special events at the library and the purchase of furniture and equipment.  In addition, many print and eBooks are bought every year by the library with Friends donations.
Most of these funds are earned through the sale of donated books and magazines.  The Friends have six book sales a year at the library as well as an ongoing Friends sale of books and magazines in the Reading Garden Alcove during library hours.  Profits from the Friends bookstore, Logos Books in downtown Davis also adds substantially to the donations to the library.

To find out how you can help the Friends, click “Volunteering” on the menu bar above. Bimonthly Board Meetings are held on the second Thursday of even numbered months from noon to 2 pm in the library conference room. All are welcome to attend.

LOGOS BOOKS
The Friends have a bookstore selling donated books!  To read more about the Logos Books store in downtown Davis click here.

MEMBERSHIP
The annual membership fees are listed below. You may join at any time in the year for 12 months, or for convenience, for more than one year.

Join, renew, or donate:

  • Online using buttons below
  • Printing, filling out, and mailing the Membership Form
  • Using envelopes available at the Reading Garden
  • At one of the Book Sales

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    $10.00    Student/Senior Member
    $25.00    Individual/Family
    $50.00    Patron/Business Member
    $100.00   Benefactor

    Friends receive a reminder postcard for each book sale
    and are the first to enter the sale room.
    Bring the postcard and receive $4 off your purchase.

    Click to update your email address or get membership information.

    Please join us and support our library!