The Friends of the Lynnfield Library
Fall Used Book Sale Picture Collage

The Friends appreciated the patience of the photographic subjects who helped us preserve memories and document the Fall Used Book Sale.   Their infectious enthusiasm for the event was evident.   We’re so very glad our customers had such a fine array of neatly organized material from which to choose the perfect books, DVD’s and CD’s.  Thanks to all the volunteers and donors who made the sale such a resounding success.

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The Friends of the Lynnfield Library
Fall Used Book Sale Picture Collage

Friends of the Lynnfield Library Making Final Preparations for the Fall Used Book Sale

Thanks to the young readers helping us publicize the Friends of the Lynnfield Library Used Fall Book Sale.


Patrick Price, Abby Harris, Lindsay Squadrito, Katie McGuinness, Ella Price and Matthew Squadrito

Current Friends may come and join us for a preview on October 20 from 5-7 p.m at the Meeting House. The sale will be open to the public on October 21 from 9-2 with a “bag of books for $8” during the final hour. Enter a drawing for a gift card or other giveaway from Amazon, Learning Express or Paper Source.

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Friends No Longer Accepting Donations for the Upcoming Used Book Sale

Thanks for the wonderful assortment of materials provided for the upcoming fall used book sale. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF BOOKS AND MEDIA MATERIAL. We have reached capacity on our storage space and will now be working on getting everything ready for the actual sale. Again, we appreciate your generosity to the Friends of the Library!!!

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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Fall Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are preparing for our favorite fall event. The Annual Used Book Sale is Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Meeting House with the “bag of books for $8” taking place in the final hour.  A Preview for Friends’ members only will be Friday, the evening of October 20, and all Friends’ members are welcome at that time.

The Friends are seeking donations of hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, and all children and young adult materials.  Just a reminder that we are looking for materials that are attractive for sale and have no water damage, ripped or missing pages, mold, stains or debris. The Friends cannot accept VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed collections or magazines.  Please keep in mind that in order to give us sufficient processing time, our deadline for donations is October 13, 2017.

Please bring your boxed or bagged donations to the Library Circulation Desk or leave them in the library foyer. It would be most helpful for the staff if you could use boxes or bags that you can leave at the library with your donations.  Donation receipts are available upon request.

According to Friends’ President Mary Beth Janakas, “The Annual Fall Book Sale really is such a fun event. It gives everyone who attends a chance to meet old friends, make new acquaintances and purchase some quality books, CD’s and DVD’s at very reasonable prices. The Fall Book Sale is one of the major fundraisers that the Friends of the Lynnfield Library hold every year. The money that is made supports many of the Library programs such as The Summer Reading Program, The Museum Pass Program and other adult and children programs throughout the year.”

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please click on the “Join the Friends” option on this page or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

 

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Antiques in the Attic Appraisal Day

The Lynnfield Library is kicking off its 125th Birthday celebration with an “Antiques in the Attic” Appraisal Day on Monday, July 17 from 2-7 pm at the Meeting House on the Common.

Bring in your family treasures, inherited heirlooms, or flea market finds, and get a verbal auction estimate from one of the expert appraisers of Skinner Auctions & Appraisals.  During your consultation, the appraiser will discuss issues of age and condition and provide an estimated value based on current market prices for a similar example.  Participants will receive verbal information and an auction estimate, no written appraisals can be provided.

For services of china or silver, one example of each piece in a set accompanied by a list of the total number of pieces will serve to represent the entire set.  Additionally, it is recommended that good quality photos be substituted for large or particularly fragile items.

Support the Friends of the Lynnfield Library with your $10 donation to get an item appraised. ($10/item, limit 3 items per person)

Tickets must be purchased in advance as there are a limited number of timeslots (120) available for appraisal.  Reservations must be made in person, so please stop by the Lynnfield Library to buy your ticket (cash or check) and reserve a time slot to come in for your appraisal.  Checks payable to Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

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Lynnfield Library 2017 Summer Reading Program

The Friends are a proud sponsor of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. Above, the Lynnfield Library Staff shows its wholehearted support for the Program. Their solidarity in making this a really positive experience for all residents is clearly on display here.  They plan to “Build a Better World” this summer together with the participants.  See below for details…. and be sure to log on to the Lynnfield Library web site (www.lynnfieldlibrary.org) for a complete calendar of events taking place this summer

Summer Reading Program Registration

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Friends Seeking Book Donations for the
Spring Used Book Sale – May 13, 2017

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library have set the Spring Book Sale for Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Town Common.  And once again, we will be sharing space with “Crafters on the Common” sponsored by Centre Congregational Church.  In case of inclement weather, the Lynnfield Library will accommodate the sale inside the building.  The sale items will include a large assortment of gently used books and other media materials, ready for appreciative new owners.

The Friends would like to request donations of hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, music CDs and all children and young adult materials.  Please check that your donations do not have water damage, ripped or missing pages, mold, stains, or debris.  The Friends cannot accept VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed collections, magazines, games or puzzles.

Please bring your boxed or bagged donations to the Library Circulation Desk or leave them in the Library foyer.  It would be most helpful for the staff if you could use boxes or bags that you can leave at the library with your donations. The Library is accepting donations until one week before the sale.

Additionally, there will be a table with materials for children and young adults at the Middle School on Saturday, May 20th as part of the Townscape Geraniumfest and Kids Day celebration.

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please select the “Join the Friends Tab” on this site or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

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Friends Seeking Book Donations for the
Spring Used Book Sale – May 13, 2017

Friends Announce 2017 Annual Appeal

The Friends are enthused to announce the commencement of the 2017 annual membership appeal.  We are seeking new members as well as renewals, and separate donations are also welcomed.  For information explaining how to join, as well an inspiring letter from our leadership, select the “Join the Friends” tab.  Help the Friends continue to provide key support to the Lynnfield Public Library!

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Community Forum – Library Building Construction Project – Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Lynnfield Library Building Committee and Library Board of Trustees will be hosting a Community Forum on March 30th, 7:00 pm, at the Lynnfield Meeting House, with refreshments and family activities beginning at 6:30. This event is open to all community members, business owners, community organizations, and anyone interested in the library building project. Activities for children will be available for the duration of the Forum.

The conversation about the future of the library will continue, and will focus on the current status of the new building project. Plans, as well information on the economic impact of the new building will be shared. Attendees will have the opportunity to share thoughts and give feedback, which will help shape the next phases of the project. Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Chair, Ted Caswell will briefly update attendees on the CFAC plan.

The schedule for the evening includes:

6:30 – Refreshments and activities
7:00 – Explanation of the current library plans, and cost impact
7:15 – Discussion and community input
7:30 – Capital Facilities Advisory Committee update

To learn more about the grant application prior to the forum, a link to our web site details is provided: http://www.lynnfieldlibrary.org/…/construction-grant-appli…/

All are welcome to attend the forum and no registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Friends Book Sale Photo Collages – October 21-22, 2016

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