Friends of the Jay County
The Friends of the Jay County Public Library is an independent not-for-profit organization created to act as a support and advocacy system for the library. Through volunteer service projects and fund raising, the group works for the betterment of Jay County Public Library.
What's a Friend of the Library to do?
Help with annual library visitor door counts
Provide food for children’s and family programs
Serve as a “kid wrangler” for large Summer Reading Program events
Volunteer for all phases of the Annual Used Book Sale
Prepare NEWSNOTES for mailing
Promote library programs & services to those you know
Sponsor special guest programs for the public
Meet with other Friends to discuss ways to support library services for our community
Some recent activities have included:
The Friends' primary fund raising activity is a used book sale held in late August in the library's Community Room. With the proceeds the group underwrites supplementary programming and equipment purchases for the library.
New members are always welcome to monthly meetings and other activities.
Annual membership fees are as follows:
Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room. In addition to business meetings and organizing activities, the Friends prepare the library's newsletter for mailing. Members are encouraged to attend meetings often, and new members are always welcome.
Year Round Used Book Sale
A small collection of used items (books, magazines, videos, etc.) is available for sale near the library circulation desk. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.
Our largest book sale is traditionally held in the library's Community Room in late August, typically on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Donations of book, music, movies, puzzles and games will be accepted at the library from Monday, August 24th (after 3:00 pm) through Wednesday, August 26th. We do not accept any type of encyclopedia sets, Reader’s Digest Condense books or any materials that are dirty, moldy or damaged.
2015 Book Sale August 27, 28, 29
2015 Special Event: Friends Members Only Presale will be held Wednesday, August 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday
8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday
Used books donated by community members and extra books from the librarys own collection are available at reasonable prices.
Paperbacks 50¢ - Hardcovers $1 - New books $3
Videos 25¢ - Magazines 10¢ - DVDs $2 - Puzzles - $1
CDs and Books on CD - $1
Special Antique Books prices vary
Money generated from the sale is used to support library programs, including the Summer Reading Program, author visits, and other childrens and adult programs.