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Volunteers Needed for Spring Book Sale

The spring book sale will be held March 8-11, 2018, at the Orange County Public Library main branch in Hillsborough. We need volunteers to:

  • help set up on Monday and Tuesday
  • sell books at the opening reception on Thursday evening
  • sell books on FridaySaturday, and Sunday
  • break down on Sunday evening

If you can volunteer, please sign up by clicking here or contacting Shannon Turlington (shannon.turlington@gmail.com). If you cannot work a full shift as specified on the sign-up sheet, that is fine–just note the hours you are available or send an email with that information. We welcome volunteers for as much time as you can give! As a reminder, all volunteers receive five free books.

The Friends will host a pre-book sale donation drive in the meeting room of the main branch of the Library on Sunday, March 4. 
We will also be hosting a members-only reception on the evening of Thursday, March 8. Preview the book sale, socialize with fellow Friends, and take the opportunity to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.
Thank you for being a Friend!

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Book Sale Success

We had a terrific book sale last weekend, thanks in large part to our terrific volunteers, as well as to all the members of the community who turned out for the sale. We raised over $4,000 for the Library! We’re already looking forward to our fall book sale, which will be held the last weekend of September. As always, bring your book donations to the library at any time. (Please call first if you have more than one box of books to donate.) While you’re there, remember to stop by the ongoing book sale and pick up a membership form to renew your Friends membership (or download the form here), if you haven’t already done so for 2017.

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Spring Book Sale, May 11-14


Thursday, May 11, 5-7:30pm: Preview sale, reception, and silent auction for members only

Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, 10am-5:30pm: General sale and silent auction open to members of the public

Sunday, May 14, 12-4pm: $5 bag day

Location: Meeting room of the main library branch, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough

Volunteers are still needed to help set up and break down. Sign up here.

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Book Sale May 11-14 (and More!)

We on the Board of the Friends of the Orange County Public Library are looking forward to a fun and productive 2017.

First, we’d like to thank all of our Friends members as well as members of the community who supported the Library after it was flooded in January. The Friends held an impromptu fund raiser to cover the insurance deductible, and with your generous help, we exceeded our goal in just a few days. 

Last year, the Friends sponsored a pilot project to fund Book Harvest’s Books on Break summer-reading program at New Hope Elementary. This year, we were pleased to continue our support of this important and successful effort to provide children with books for summer vacation reading.

We have also continued our support of the Library’s terrific Summer Learning program by providing funding for activities, prizes, and events all summer long. Summer Learning kicks off June 3 with a fun run and a day of events at the Library. Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved! If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring any Summer Learning events, please contact us.

The Spring Book Sale is coming up: May 12-14 at the Library. Friends members are invited to attend a reception, auction, and sneak peek on Thursday, May 11, 5-7:30. We need volunteers to work the book sale! Please click here to sign up to volunteer.

If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, now would be a great time to do so. Please click here to download an application form, which you can drop off at or mail to the Library. You can also easily renew your membership at the book sale.

If you would like to contribute, volunteer, or join our Board, please contact us at focplnc@gmail.com. Thank you for being a Friend!

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Spring Book Sale Kick-off Reception and Silent Auction

Reminder: Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., we are hosting a kick-off reception for members only in the Meeting Room of the Library. Plan to drop by, get a first peek at the books for sale, and enjoy light refreshments and music. If you have let your membership lapse, this is also the perfect opportunity to renew for 2016!

We will be holding a silent auction during the reception. Place your bid on the most desirable books for sale. Notable books include:
  • Wild Flowers Across America ~ Special Collectors Edition Hardcover Signed by Former First Lady ~ Lady Bird Johnson
  • The Complete Calvin & Hobbes ~ Special Edition 3 Volume Hardcover Set.
  • Last Girls~ First Edition Hardcover, Signed by local author Lee Smith
  • Original Watercolor Paintings of John James Audubon for the Birds of America ~  2 volume Hardcover set in slipcase.
  • Paintings in The Louvre ~ Illustrated Hardcover
  • Dr.Seuss Goes To War ~ Illustrated Hardcover
  • Montrose: Life in a Garden ~ Signed Hardcover

Don’t forget that current members also receive a special incentive: 15% off your meal at Antonia’s in downtown Hillsborough, Wednesday night only.

We’ll see you there!

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Spring Book Sale Weekend


*Special Friends Discount*

Wed, Feb. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Friends members receive 15% off
Antonia’s Restaurant, 101 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC 27278

Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Kick-Off Reception                
Early bird shopping for Friends members! Light appetizers and music.

Friday, Feb. 26, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Open to the Public Book Sale
Hardbacks – $2 | Paperbacks, DVDs, Media – $1 | Children’s books – 50¢                            

Saturday, Feb. 27, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Open to the Public Book Sale
Hardbacks – $2 | Paperbacks, DVDs, Media – $1 | Children’s books – 50¢

Local Author Panel | 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thrifty Lit: Homage to Library Book Sales
Hosted by James Maxey, author of Bitterwood and several other novels; Samantha Bryant, author of the Menopausal Superhero series; and Katy Munger, 2016 Piedmont Laureate. Upstairs in the Library Living Room.

Sunday, Feb. 28, Noon – 4:00 pm | Open To the Public Book Sale
Bag Sale: $5

Local Author Reading | 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Rosetta Austin Moore
Author of The Impact of Slavery on the Education of Blacks in Orange County, North Carolina. Upstairs in the Library Living Room

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Special Incentive for Friends to Attend the Spring Book Sale


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by | February 8, 2016 · 2:00 pm