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Friends of Harrison Memorial Library

Friends of Harrison Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to our library programs. Stop by the library for a membership form, or click here

Annual Book Sale August 6-8, 2015
Junipero Serra School Gymnasium, Rio Road, Carmel

Book Sale

Thursday, August 8, members only (but you can become a member at the door)
Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, open to the public. 

Close to 10,000 books, videos and audiobooks are available. Net proceeds from the books sale go to the library in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Book Sale donations

Donate materials to the sale by dropping them off at Sunset Center (San Carlos and 10th) on Tuesday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00. Unfortunately, the Friends are unable to pick up books.

Here's what we need:

  • Fiction and non-fiction of all types- including travel, nature, science, sci-fi, sports, music, animals, crafts, cookbooks, biographies, history, poetry and art
  • Collectibles - first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books
  • Picture books for infants and toddlers
  • Books for children and young adults of all ages
  • DVDs, CDs (music and audiobooks) and VHS tapes

We cannot accept the following (please recycle or dispose of):

  • Damaged, dirty, smelly or stained books
  • Vinyl records or music cassettes
  • Magazines, maps or yearbooks
  • Encyclopedias, textbooks or computer software
  • Books that have been underlined or highlighted
  • Computer manuals over 3 years old
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books

Ongoing Book Sale

First Murphy House

Gently read books are sold year-round at the Heritage Society's First Murphy House. Proceeds go to the library. The First Murphy House, located at Lincoln and Sixth, is open Wed-Sat, 12 to 3 pm. (Hours subject to change- call to confirm). Knowledgeable docents are ready to share information about early Carmel. For more information call 831-624-4447.

Other Activities

The Friends promote awareness of the library in our community by hosting author programs for the public and sponsoring a bookmark contest for area youth.

Members of the Friends of the Library receive announcements of author programs and an invitation to the "Friend's Preview" for the annual book sale.

Annual dues are $10. To become a member contact Carole Frederickson, Membership Chairman, at (831) 626-9067 or mail your name, address and dues to:

  • Treasurer
  • Friends of Harrison Memorial Library
  • Post Office Box 87
  • Carmel , CA 93921

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