Friends of the Gilroy Library

Grab Bag Sale and Terrace Sale, Saturday April 10, 2021 from 1-4 pm

Grab Bags for $5 and a slightly expanded Terrace sale. 

$5 Grab Bags are surprise bundles, prepackaged in various genres:  Choose from Romance, Sci-Fi, Gardening, Home Repair, Cookbooks Mysteries , Biographies, Sci-fi, Spanish Language Fiction, some Indian fiction in Gujarati, Hindi or Tamil, and a big selection of large-print fiction. As for children’s books, we have board books, picture books (including Spanish language), middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, and Vietnamese children’s books. Our volunteers can prepare a custom grab bag with your choice of genre.

On tables displayed on the terrace, we will have many paperback books, dvds, cds and many other boxes of books available for your own selection.  Prices vary from 50 cents for paperbacks to $1 for hard back books, dvds, and cds.  Or make your own bag from these selections, $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

Exact change or credit card purchase.  Covid-19 protocol of distancing and masks are expected.  The bookstore is still not open to the public.

Follow this link to join:  http://friendsofgilroylibrary.org/membership/

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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:

https://paypal.me/LaniYoshimura?locale.x=en_US

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!

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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  May 5, 2020   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

                        Zoom meeting, by invitation 

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SOUTHVALLEY.COM
The Gilroy Library, a staple in Gilroy and valued asset to the South County community, provided the first step in the healing process for victims of the tragic shooting at the Garlic Festival, offering a welcoming and familiar environment to connect with agencies and services they needed. “Lani Yoshimura and the Gilroy Library staff were instrumental in making the library available to the partner organizations and still maintaining open hours to the public to give residents a welcoming place to go,” said Diane Roche, director of communications and marketing for the Santa Clara County Library District.

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A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

https://www.businessinsider.com/students-learning-education-print-textbooks-screens-study-2017-10?fbclid=IwAR1JLpZXn6IBGqd2cEzKGqxeaqCtC_fTXT14k_Fg2L1g6ZKjMkH_hbv4xzA

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Tote bags now in PURPLE, too!!!  Still only $2.



Artist Kelly Hayes and Kelly’s mom and Friends of the Gilroy Library volunteer Carol Schweppe display the new sandwich board sign directing library users to the Friends’ Book Store.

Friends’ Tote Bags! On sale. Buy one for yourself and a gift for your friends and family. Combine with your membership renewal or a gift membership for someone special! Only $2 while they last!

Babar and friends welcome customers to the Friends of the Gilroy Library Book Store.

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.

Join us!

As shown in the slide show above, Friends of the Gilroy Library contribute to many programs at the Gilroy Library.

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.

Thank you!