The Friends of the Temple Public Library Used Book Sale is held semi-annually - in February and prior to Labor Day. More than 45,000 books are presorted into over 90 categories and displayed in a roomy, comfortable setting on the Library’s 3rd floor. Most books are $1.00-$2.00 and children’s books and media are less. Cash, check or charge is accepted for payment.
Book donations make the sales possible and account for 95% of the sale inventory. Donations are accepted year-round and can be taken to the circulation desk at the Library.
Volunteers to work the sale are always needed and welcome. To volunteer, e-mail the friends at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Friends are invited to a preview night prior to the sale opening. To become a member of the Friends, complete the membership form, print, and mail with your check to:
Friends of the Temple Public Library 100 W. Adams, Temple, TX 76501
Temple Public Library Gets New Card
The Temple Public Library now has new library cards to kick off Library Card month in September. The design for the new card is by Jonathan Flores, a sixth grader, and was chosen from 570 designs submitted in a contest last spring. The contest was for 3 rd
4 th and 5 th graders from all over Temple, both public schools and private schools, and homeschoolers. Jonathan was a 5 th grader at Cater Elementary when he submitted the design.
The Friends of the Library sponsored the contest and made it possible for the library to order 15,000 new cards at a cost of $2,175. The new cards were introduced as part of the Friends Labor Day Used Book Sale, the major fund raising project for the Friends.
Judges Marilynn Wilson, Judy Stover and Pam Arnold said they had a hard time picking from a great selection, but ultimately picked his because it was simple enough to survive being reduced to fit on the card, and yet elegant and with movement.
“We’re very excited to have new cards featuring a design from one of Temple’s own students, and are looking forward to using them as we begin working on a project to ensure all Temple students have a chance to sign up for a library card, Judy Duer, library director, said. “September is Library Card Month, so this is a great time to start our campaign. As always, we appreciate very much the support of the Friends of the Library!”
The new cards also come with a key chain sized tag for those who prefer not to have another full sized card to carry around. Persons who currently have a library card may continue to use the old cards.