Friends of the Bismarck Public Library

Friends of the Bismarck Public Library

515 5th St., Bismarck, ND  58501

August 22, 2017

Dear Friends of the Library,

The FOL Fall 2017 Used Book Sale is fast approaching. We are asking for your help to get ready for this large fundraising event. All unpacking, pre-sale, and sale activities will be held in rooms in Library basement.

Please Note: All of our communication will be by email or Facebook this year.  Please contact friends that you know are interested, but don’t usually use email.

Unpacking Dates and Times: We need volunteers to unpack books on the following dates and times. Thanks to many volunteers who have been working since April, most of the books have been pre-sorted. However, a small number of boxes have not been sorted and will be sorted during the unpacking.  No need to sign up for unpacking. Just show up when you can during any of these hours.

Friday     September 29       9 am to 5:45 pm

Saturday September 30       9 am to 4:45 pm

Pre-Sale.  We will hold our special pre-sale for workers who have contributed at least 2 hours sorting, unpacking, or sign up to work the Used Book Sale, volunteer for the special book sale on September 16, the ice-cream social, the pre-sale, or book sale organizing committee. 

Pre-sale Wednesday October 4, 11 am to 8 pm.

Pre-Sale volunteers:  We need volunteers to work the pre-sale in the room and sales table.  Shifts are:  10:45 am to 1 pm; 1 pm to 3 pm; 3pm to 5:30 pm; 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Book Sale:  Sale volunteers weigh items at check-out tables, handle cash and credit cards, restock books and straighten tables in Rooms A, B, C, & D.  Shift supervisors make sure that each position is covered, communicate with library personnel as needed, and check off names of volunteers as they come in.  Please sign up for a two-hour shift (or more than one if you can) and indicate your preference for cashier, room, or shift supervisor

            Thursday  October 5:    7am to 8:45 pm

            Friday       October 6:    7am to 5:45 pm

            Saturday   October 7:     9am to 2pm

Clean Up Crew: After the sale is over any leftover books must be repacked, berry flats stored, waste cardboard flattened for re-cycling, floors vacuumed, tables moved to storage, and rooms cleaned. 

            Saturday, October 7:     2pm to 5pm

Sign up early if you want to get a certain position or hours. 

Sign up at or Michaelanne Jones at 412-654-4931 to volunteer or for more information.  

Friends of the Bismarck Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  515 S. 5th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501

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