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Carmel, CA 93921

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Friends of Harrison Memorial Library

Want to be a real friend to the Library?  The Friends of the Library are recruiting for new board members.  If you are interested, call Susan Murphy, president of the Friends, (831) 622-9289 for more information.

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 find one here.  Find the Friends on Facebook too!

Annual Book Sale 

The Friends of the Harrison Memorial Library annual book sale will be held August 9, 10 and 11, 2018 at the Carmel Mission School Gym.

Members Pre-Sale Thurs. August 9 11-4 pm (Join for $10 at the door)
Public Sale Fri. August 10 and Sat. August 11, 10-4 pm
Junipero Serra School Gymnasium on Rio Road, adjacent to Larson Field.

Net proceeds from the sale go to the library in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Book Sale

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

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 fill out this form and send dues to:

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

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