Monday, November 28, 2011

Late Nights for Finals

The library will be open two extra hours-- until 12:50 AM-- on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th.

In keeping with tradition, expect cookies, tea, and some high-octane coffee to help you power through the last projects before break. See you then!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving break hours

Tuesday, November 22nd: 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM

Wednesday, November 23rd: 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM

Thursday, November 24th -
Sunday, November 27th: CLOSED

Have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lost book amnesty event

We care about our books (and CDs, and DVDs...) and would like to have as many returned as possible before our automated system transition during Christmas break. If you find library materials that are months overdue, please bring them to the library November 20 - December 9 and your fines and fees will be forgiven.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas story time!

Bring your kids to the library from 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, December 2nd, for snacks and a chance to hear some favorite holiday books read aloud!

All children and accompanying adults are welcome. If you would like to volunteer to read a story, please let Kelly know at

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What about the ones we don't sell?

We're often asked what happens to the books that don't find homes during the annual book sale. The short answer is that we send as much as possible to Better World Books.

If you're not familiar with BWB, go check out their site. We think you'll be as impressed with this company as we are! They describe themselves as "a for-profit company with a social mission where every purchase you make helps to change the world."

We send our leftover books to them and they in turn try to sell those books online; you may have seen them as a seller in various used-book marketplaces online. If a book sells, the proceeds are split between BWB's administrative costs, a small payment to our library, and a donation to a literacy partner organization (ours is Worldfund, an organization that supports students in Latin America). Books that can't be sold are recycled; BWB prides themselves on never sending anything to a landfill.

Better World Books sells both new and used books (and they throw in free worldwide shipping). AND, for every book sold, they donate another book to someone in need. Pretty great, right?

So how can you help? Well, you can donate books (they pay the shipping for your donation, too). You can sell your old textbooks through BWB. And, when you're buying books, either search directly through the Better World Books website or make a point of choosing them in the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or marketplace.