Friends of the Gilroy Library

BOOKSTORE HOURS expanded

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 1-3 pm.

Wednesday 1-4 pm,  Thursday 10-3,  4th Saturday 10-1.

Hours will continue to be adjusted as volunteers become available.   Masks are expected.

BAG SALE, Saturday, June 11, 2022   

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

Credit card purchase available for purchases of over $5.00.  Masks are expected.

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

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Library bookstore renamed in honor of longtime volunteer

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FRIENDS of the GILROY LIBRARY BoardMeeting

Wednesday  July 6, 2022  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

      In person, at the library, upstairs meeting room  

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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.  DVDs are $1.00 each, CDs 2 for $1.  Blu-ray discs $2.00 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!