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Friends of the Library

Annual Book Sale

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut in Pittsburg, Kansas

The book sale is open to the public. No membership is required.

The Pittsburg Public Library is closed for regular business during the Labor Day Weekend,

Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1, 2014

Preview Sale for Members Only

Friday, August 29th, 2014

5:30 p.m.

For Friends Members Only. Purchase your membership at the door for as little as $5.

How You Can Help
Donate: Donations of books and other material in good condition are now being accepted at the library. Clean out your bookshelves and help make our sale a success!

Drop off your donations any time during library hours. Friends members will be on hand during the week before the sale for anyone who needs help or has questions about donations.

After the sale, supply will be especially low for the ongoing sale in the PPL Computer Lab. Don’t forget that we gladly accept your book donations, any time of year!
Volunteer: It takes a lot of help to make our sale successful. Please let us know if you are available to help before, during, or after the sale by calling the library at 620-231-8110. 

Friends of the PPL

The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library organization, with over 200 members,

plays a significant role in supporting the library’s programs and services.

Volunteers raise money to purchase library materials and to fund a variety of programs throughout the year, including the library’s summer reading programs.

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Book Sales

The Friends hold an annual book sale each Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the local Little Balkans Days Celebration. This popular event is the Friends’ major fund-raising activity and continues to grow each year. (Friends get to shop the night before!) Books are also for sale throughout the year at the library, with all book sale proceeds going to the Friends of the Library.


The regular membership meets only once a year, usually in April. The Friends' annual meeting includes election of officers and usually a special program, which is open to the public. The Friends' Board of Directors meets at the library at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every other month.


You can join the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library at one of five annual membership levels as shown on the organization's Membership Application. Just mail your completed application and dues to the Friends at the library’s address, and you will begin receiving a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of Friends’ activities.