Happy Flower Facing Right HBFOL NEWSLETTER
2014 SPRING BOOK SALE
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
9 A.M. TO 12 NOON
1309 BARD STREET, HERMOSA BEACH
Happy Flower Facing Left

MOVING EXPERIENCE
The Bard Street Book Store has moved two doors down. The good news: our street address has not changed, and the new space is cozier and more welcoming. Three skylights, funded in part by a grant from Supervisor Don Knabe's office and installed by Hermosa's Public Works division, provide lots of natural light for the well-organized and clearly labeled shelves and tables. The HBFOL volunteers have been working long hours to transport books from the old space and build new shelves to hold them, and their efforts will be repaid by your thanks and, most importantly, by your continued support in coming to our store and buying books, CDs, and DVDs. Proceeds from sales continue to be crucial in maintaining the Hermosa Beach Library as a vital school and community asset. For example, from November 2013 through March 2014, the Friends paid for more than $4,000 in additions to the collection. Please help us by your patronage (buying and donating books and DVDs) and by using the coupon on the reverse side to become a member of the Hermosa Friends of the Library. Annual dues are payable by mail, at the book sale, or at the library circulation desk.


SATURDAY, APRIL 5: BARD STREET OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 P.M.
Save the date and come to admire the new location, meet HBFOL officers and volunteers, join the FOL, and buy books. Refreshments will be provided.

BARGAIN PRICES
These are still the lowest library book sale prices in the South Bay. We charge 50˘ for most paperbacks, $1 for most hardcovers, and $2 for some recent titles. As a one-time special to celebrate the new store, all DVDs will be priced at just $1 apiece, and all CDs will be 50˘. There s no limit on what you can take from the FREE shelves at the front entrance, so be sure to grab an armful on your way out. And please remember to bring your own recycled bags to carry home your new treasures.

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS
We have many appropriate selections for moms on their special day; for instance, beautiful coffee table books, cookbooks, gardening books, travel guides, and of course hardcover fiction. And what better way to let Mom know she s heavenly than by a book or two about angels? All hardcover “angel” books will be priced at 50˘, as will all “little treasures” (small hardcover gift books that retail at no less than $5).

AND FOR FATHER'S DAY?
Try the True Crime section, plus books on World Wars One and (especially) Two, the Civil War (last chance for these), political figures, sports of all kinds, games and crafts, home repair––plus an angel book or two for Dad (why should Mom get all the credit?).

CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
Hardcover Harry Potter book collectors: this is the sale for you! Now you can fill in the gaps of your own set or start one for someone else. Also we have a number of Twilight Series books as well as an abundance of other fiction and nonfiction for young readers of all ages, including books by well-known “adult” writers like John Grisham and James Patterson. Don't forget to check the nearby shelves of animal books, not just about dogs and cats but more exotic creatures as well. The Children's Corner is in its usual spot, on the left as you enter the store, and as invitingly arranged as it was in the former Bard Street space.

FOR MORE BOOK SALE INFORMATION
Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
Carol Lawson, Book Sale Chairman: 310-372-2610

MONDAY BOOK STORE HOURS: 9:00 - 12:00 A.M. (Closed on all Monday holidays)
Large book donations may be brought to the Bard Street address during these hours. Call Carol Lawson at 310-372-2610 to arrange for delivery at another time. Book donations and FOL membership dues can also be left at the Hermosa Beach Library during open hours.

REMAINING SATURDAY SALE DATES FOR 2014
April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, Sept. 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.

2013 CHILDREN S BOOKMARK CONTEST
Local winners of the annual L.A. County Library Children s Bookmark Contest were awarded Certificates of Recognition from the Hermosa Beach City Council at its January 28, 2014, meeting. HBFOL President Robert Luthardt and Vice President Dorothy Yost rewarded each of the winners with gift certificates from Barnes & Noble; other prizes included gifts from Pentel, Inc., notepads, hand puppets, and assorted reading incentives. First Place winners were Alyssa Finigan (Grades K-2), Kate McMurrey (Grades 3-5), Tess Fortier (Grades 6-8), and Yuka Noda (Grades 9-12). Runners-up were Eva Asiddao, 2nd Place, and Lukas Stockton, 3rd Place (K-2); Maria Hoffman, 2nd Place, and Kaci Kioni Chew, 3rd Place (3-5); and Alexandria Smith, 2nd Place, and Sophia Arnao, 3rd Place (6-8).

2014 HBFOL OFFICERS:
President: Robert Luthardt
Vice-President: Dorothy Yost
Secretary: Diane Craig
Treasurer: George Ceman
Assistant Treasurer (Membership): Carol Lawson

THE NEXT HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, AT 2 P.M. MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE BARD STREET BOOK STORE, AND ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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