The usual Bag Sale events are on hold. However, we are planning to hold a Grab Bag event during the library hours of 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, November 14. Friends’ volunteers will be at socially distancing tables outside by the entrance to the Library Lobby to sell Grab Bags. Our volunteers will be able to enter the bookstore to fill customized Grab Bags requests. Grab Bags are $5, cash only. Hope to see you there!
“Grab Bags” of books for $5 cash offered by Friends of the Gilroy Library have proved to be very popular. These surprise packages of books or dvds continue to be available during the Gilroy Library curbside pickup hours, starting September 8, 3 to 7 pm, Monday and Tuesday, and 1 to 5 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Friends have a special offer now for anyone who becomes a member, your membership will be good through 12/31/2021. And once you are a member, you can preorder a bag of a special genre or author, and when we have time to fill it, you will be notified when it is ready for pick up during library curb side pickup hours. Follow this link to join: http://friendsofgilroylibrary.org/membership/ While we can’t pick out individual titles for you, sometimes we can fill a bag with a favorite author, like James Patterson or Dick Francis. Just ask.
Lani Yoshimura is retiring after 46 years of service as Community Librarian at the Gilroy Library. In lieu of gifts, Lani has requested to please consider making a donation to the Friends of the Gilroy Library by PayPal at:
If you prefer to make a donation by mail, please send your check to:
Friends of the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
Thank you for supporting the Friends and the Gilroy Library!
Friends of the Gilroy Library are offering Grab Bags of books for $5.
Many Genres are available, from Sci Fi, Mysteries, Romances, Gardening, Young Adult selections, children’s books, dvds and more. They are available for purchase from the Gilroy Library during Curbside Pickup hours, 1-5 pm, Monday thru Saturday, starting August 3. Exact cash sales only. Here is a chance to support the Library during the covid-19 shut down. Books have been quarantined for at least 72 hours before being placed inside the grocery bags, and sealed up. Thank you for supporting the Gilroy Library!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the temporary closures of public libraries and bookstores across the country, you and your patrons can access the digital issue of BookPage through Issuu.com. Click on the arrow to page through the issue.
NOTICE: DUE TO LIBRARY POLICY OF CANCELLING EVENTS AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST COVID-19 – Effective immediately, the bookstore is closed until further notice.
FRIENDS of the GILROY LIBRARY Board Meeting
Wednesday March 3, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Zoom meeting, by invitation
A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens
Tote bags now in PURPLE, too!!! Still only $2.
As FRIENDS, we …
- promote the public use and community support of the Gilroy Library,
- foster appreciation of Library’s value as a cultural and educational asset to the community,
- encourage the extension and improvement of Library services.
As of January 1, 2018, book prices are as follows: Saturday Bag of Book price – Members $5 and Non-members $8. The price for regular paperback books is 50 cents each, and both trade paperbacks, large paperbacks and hardcover books are $1.00 each. CDs and DVDs are $1.00 each. Blu-ray discs $3.00 each. Members enjoy a 25% discount on other purchases.
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Friends of the Gilroy Library! Contributors from Benevity have had their donations doubled (more information here http://www.benevity.com/) and through YourCause (https://solutions.yourcause.com/)! Both new memberships and membership renewals through Paypal, allow us to cut costs! Financial donations enable us to support the wide ranging Gilroy Library programs.