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Fall Book Sale Events and Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work the Friends of the Orange County Public Library Fall Book Sale between September 25 and October 1! We need volunteers to:

  • help set up on Monday and Tuesday
  • sell books on FridaySaturday, and Sunday
  • break down on Sunday evening

If you can volunteer, please sign up by clicking here.

The Friends will host a pre-book sale donation drive in the meeting room of the main branch of the Library on Saturday, September 23There will be food trucks and activities, and we will be accepting your book donations and signing up volunteers. As a reminder, all Friends receive five free books during the book sale when you present your membership card!

We will also be hosting a members-only reception on Thursday, September 285-7:30 p.m. Preview the book sale, socialize with fellow Friends, and take the opportunity to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.

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Spring Book Sale, May 11-14

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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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The Friends Are Seeking Volunteer Board Members

The Friends of the Orange County Public Library are seeking to fill open positions on our Board. We are looking for dynamic individuals who want to help us with “Creating a Passion to Read in Orange County.” We work hand in hand with both the Orange County Public Library staff and the local community. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. Each Board member serves a two-year term.

We are excited for 2016! We have lots of great events planned, which you can help make happen. If you are interested in joining this passionate and diverse group, please contact Lori Shapiro by October 18 at: focplnc@gmail.com.

Help make a difference in your local community!

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Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading Kickoff is happening Saturday, June 6! Like last year, the event will be held in the parking lot beside the Library. Lots of great activities are planned, and we need Friends to volunteer to help.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the Friends table, sign up registrants, and help with arts, crafts, and games. Volunteer slots are available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you’d like to volunteer, please send an email to focplnc@gmail.com for more information.

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