HERMOSA BEACH

FRIENDS of the LIBRARY
 
   
May 2010
 
NEWSLETTER
 
 
   

HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

SATURDAY,
MAY 15

MEMBERS ONLY: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
GENERAL PUBLIC: 10 AM to 1 PM
MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
OR PRINT AND USE OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE -- THANKS!

AT 1309 BARD STREET (BEHIND THE HB CITY HALL & FIRE STATION)
SEE THE MAP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

 

SPRING IS HERE! SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!: Stock up for vacation days at mega-bargain prices and take your reading outside to the patio, the beach, or the airport. Most hardcover books sell for just 50¢, paperbacks are 25¢, and newer hardcover fiction (2008-2010) and trade paperbacks sell for $1. Then you can freely spend money on important things like meals, transportation, clothing, hotels, and gratuities.  For stay-at-home days, buy a bagful of VHS tapes (including classics from the library collection) at 10¢ per title; DVDs are a mere $1.

BRIDAL SHOWERS, WEDDINGS . . . AND BUNDLES OF BABY BOOKS: We have books with lots of good suggestions and step-by-step instructions to take you through these important life stages. Find new ideas for decorations, refreshments, gifts, and party games for all the happy occasions on your spring and summer calendar.

TRAVEL TIME: An entire wall at the front of the store is devoted to travel, foreign language instruction, and an eclectic selection of novels and nonfiction books to prepare you for adventures in other countries. (Dictionaries are close by too.) Be the first person on your tour to read about Donald Duck in Norwegian. (Yes, we really have a paperback in which Donald speaks Norsk.)

GAMES & PUZZLES: Taking care of kids & grandkids? Explore the special shelves at the Bard Street Book Store devoted to books on games, puzzles, magic tricks, and other mind-challenging diversions. Set aside the remote, put the computer to sleep, and exercise your brain the low-tech old-fashioned way.

HEALTH & MEDICINE: Answers to what you forgot to ask your doctor on your last office visit probably reside within one or more books written by laypersons and experts. Fitness, diet, and exercise books are also available.

FUNDS FOR THE LIBRARY: Proceeds from book sales are used to meet the ongoing needs of Hermosa Beach Library patrons and staff. Since January of 2010, the HBFOL has paid for current best-sellers from Barnes & Noble; a banner, bookmarks, and gift certificates for P.A.W.S. to Read participants; refreshments for special children’s programs, such as Friday morning Story Hours and the L.A. Opera visit on April 30; and miscellaneous craft & office supplies. The upcoming 6-week Summer Reading Program performances in June and July will once again take place thanks to the Evelyn Belasco Memorial Fund established by the FOL.

A BIG WELCOME BACK TO MARILYN SHAW: Marilyn Shaw, volunteer for the FOL, returned home to Hermosa Beach mid-March after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova (a small, poor country located in Eastern Europe between Romania and Ukraine).  She first lived in a village with a host family while attending language training in Romanian six days a week.  Later she moved to a city, living with another host family and continuing her studies.  While in Moldova, she worked for a non-governmental organization  whose mission is to help women start small businesses in order to support themselves and their children and prevent them from getting trapped in trafficking schemes.  Unfortunately, an injury prevented Marilyn from completing her two-year commitment.  Although she is very happy to be home, she takes away many good memories of her Peace Corps experience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
Carol Lawson, Book Sale Chairman: 310-372-2610 Book donations accepted at the library any time the library is open.

MONDAY MORNING BARD STREET BOOK SALES: Open hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. except on holidays and the Monday before and after each Saturday book sale. Large book donations may be brought to the Bard Street address during these hours, or call 310-372-2610 to arrange for other delivery at another time.

PAWS TO READ: This wonderful program, co-sponsored by the FOL, is in its second year at the Hermosa Library. Every 2nd Saturday, youngsters practice reading skills with attentive Therapy Dogs as patient listeners. Call or stop in to reserve your child’s turn to Sit, Stay, and Read to a trained dog. See photos of some of the children and dogs.



Member meeting on Wednesday,
May 19, at 2pm at 1309 Bard Street. All members welcome.
2010 memberships are available by mail (go to form) or at the booksale.
   
 
BOOK SALES FOR 2010 •••
ALL HELD AT 1309 BARD STREET (West of HB City Hall)

 

2010 SATURDAY BOOK SALE DATES:
MAY 15
AUGUST 21
NOVEMBER 13
MEMBERS ONLY: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
GENERAL PUBLIC: 10 AM to 1 PM

 

 

REMINDER
Remember to renew your membership to be eligible for the quarterly newsletter (and to help us by defraying the cost of printing and postage ), book sale pre-sales and other member benefits!!

Check your address label!! We want to keep you on our mailing list!!
Have you renewed your membership for 2010? Dues received now will extend your membership through December of 2010.
Deliver our form with your check to the library, or mail to HBFOL, P.O. Box 515, Hermosa Beach CA 90254.

 
 
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