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Get your holiday on at October sale

We put out our holiday books during this book sale. Get the best selections on cookbooks, craft books, holiday-themed mysteries and more. Who knows what’s left by the time the December sale rolls around (remember, our sales are bi-monthly). Prices haven’t changed: $1 hardbacks, trade paperbacks and music CDs; 25-cent/5 for $1 small paperbacks and $3 DVDs.

2016-childrendayRemember to redeem your Children’s Day book sale coupon! Grab one from the Lacey Timberland Library booth at Huntamer Park and head on down to the sale. Coupons are good on Children’s Day only.

The $1 coupon can be applied toward any book and children’s books typically start at 25 cents.

Those looking for something different….we have relaunched our used book sales on Amazon. Some 100 titles are expected to be listed on our seller’s page.  Find more details on our Books for Sale page.

Sale particulars:
Friday, September 30–1 pm to 4:30 pm (members pre-sale*)
Saturday, October 1–9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE.  Turn right in the foyer toward the meeting room.

*Join the Friends and gain access to this pre-sale. Memberships are available at the door: $5 individuals and $10 family.

A call out to members


The Friends of the Lacey Library has two vacancies on its board of directors: historian and secretary. Only requirement is membership in the Friends group. (Not a member? Join us.)

The secretary is responsible for recording meeting minutes, while the the historian keeps track of Friends documents, both current and historical. Both are voting members and help shape Friends programs and its support of your Lacey Timberland Library, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Contact with questions or to send your letter of interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

August 2016 book sale: The bonanza is baaack

SpecialEvent RoadSign 2 (539x640)Don’t miss the August book sale of the Friends of the Lacey Library. Not only do we have a fabulous collection of cookbooks, Civil War books and books for collectors (antiques, anyone?), we have another fabulous giveaway during the last hour. All you need is a Friends of the Lacey Library book bag. This time, fill it as many times as you want with free books! Don’t have one yet? Buy a book bag at the sale for $2.50. Can’t stay for the free books? No worries, we have some of the best prices with $1 hardbacks and trade paperbacks, 25 cents for most children’s books and 5 for $1 small paperbacks. It won’t hurt the pocketbook at all!

Best selections are found early in the day; even better, join the Friends for the members-only Friday pre-sale. No special event during the pre-sale, but you get first pick.

Sale particulars:
Friday, August 5–1 pm to 4:30 pm (members pre-sale*)
Saturday, August 6–9:30 am to 4:30 pm (Special Event–3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE.  Turn right in the foyer toward the meeting room.

*Join the Friends and gain access to this pre-sale. Memberships are available at the door. $5 individuals and $10 family

Get Through Tough Times @ Your library By Christine Ayar

All this talk of recession and economic downturn is a bit scary isn’t it? As a librarian, I look at what is occurring and begin to wonder how it will affect our budgets in coming years. But I couldn’t help but think of all the ways libraries can help their communities and actually increase patronage during tough times through the “free” services we offer.

In some ways, this brief list oversimplifies all the things we can offer, but that is kind of the point…to provide a reminder of the basic but important services libraries offer at little or no cost.

So, without further adieu, here are nine ways libraries can help you get through our country’s economic slowdown:

  1. Try it before you buy it. Money is tight. Don’t buy a CD, DVD, or book without “test-driving” it first. Come to the library and borrow it to see if it’s a purchase that is right for you. If we don’t have it, we’ll try our hardest to get it for you.
  2. Two words: FREE INTERNET.
  3. Bolster your business. We have access to databases and research tools that will help you reach new and different markets, even during tough times.
  4. Get the skills you need. Libraries offer classes on a variety of topics. Pick up your library newsletter or visit their website. You’ll quickly find you can learn new things ranging from basic computer skills to knitting to how to start a business.
  5. Find entertainment. Libraries offer classes, events and activities for children and adults, almost always at no cost. A fun night out doesn’t need to be an expensive night out.
  6. Hold meetings that get results. Libraries often offer low-cost or no-cost meeting spaces. Whether your a school group trying to develop a fundraiser or a CEO trying to launch a business, stop in to see if you can hold your meeting at the library.
  7. Be a well-informed investor. The library has up-to-date stock market information that will help you get through tough times. Make smarter investment decisions with the most current financial information.
  8. Find a new job, a better job, or a different job. Use computers, books, newspapers, and more to find a employment and build resumes and cover letters.
  9. Regain a sense of community. Feeling a bit disconnected during tough times? Libraries are places where communities come together. Stop in and take a moment to take in the action… you’ll find it abuzz with information, people, and possibilities!

(Printed by permission from Christine Ayer who is currently library director at the Adam Cardinal Maida
Alumni Library in Orchard Lake, Michigan. This article was published in in 2007.)

Friends of the Lacey Timberland Library officers:
President & Newsletter Dee Corwin 413-5799
Vice President George Hutton, Secretary Jim Pedrick
Treasurer Jose Tripp, Membership Sylvia Cleaves 491-9453