Spring Book Sale
We held our Spring Book Sales on April 14th 2018 and the net proceeds were $ 3771.00. These funds will be used by our library to add books to its collection, acquire new technology for the patrons and for several other valuable programs that would make an impact to our community.
L-R: Charu Hirve (FAL Board Treasurer), Rosemary Van Lare (Almaden Senior Librarian), Pieter Nordaam (FAL Board member), Tom Trudell (FAL Board President), Joan Wagner (FAL Board Secretary)
We would like to thank all those who donated books, bought books and volunteered at the book sale.
Many thanks to the Friends, Monta Vista High, teenReach volunteers and the Library Staff for making this event a grand success!
Our next book sale is on November 3rd, 2018.
2018 Almaden Branch Library Volunteer of the Year
Laura Randall is a dedicated Friends of the Library volunteer whose primary role is serving as the Sorting Room Manager. Laura manages the book donation sorting processes as well as overseeing the training and scheduling of sorting volunteers. This year-round work is critical to the success of the Friends of the Almaden Library book sales. Laura is always willing to serve in other ways as well, most recently substituting as an ESL Conversation Club Facilitator.
Get to know Laura Randall
Book Price Increase
For over 20 years, the prices of our gently used books in the lobby have remained at $1 (for hardbacks) and $ 0.50 (for paperbacks). The funds go to the Almaden Library for programs and material that the City budget cannot cover.
In order to meet rising costs and demands in line with the times, starting August 1, 2018 FAL will be increasing the prices of books to $2 (for hardbacks) and $ 1 (for paperbacks) at the lobby sales as well as the book sales in November and April.
We thank you for your understanding, continued patronage and generous donations
How Are We Using the Funds Raised...
FAL has donated $2000 towards purchase of prizes and funding of special programs at other branches of San Jose Public Library to provide high quality educational programming and Summer Reading Challenge Prizes.
In addition, we have donated $5000 to fund purchase of Children's Nonfiction & Fiction, Children Picture books, Adult Nonfiction & Fiction, Young Adult Graphic Novels & Fiction for our library.
All of this is possible only through your generations donations & support!
Friends of the Almaden Library Funded Programs