The Friends of the Library have announced dates for their 2013 Book Sales. A special mini-sale will be held on January 25 and 26, 2013. This sale will feature fiction books only, in both hardback and paperback. Hours for the sale are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days.
The Spring Book Sale will be April 4, 5, and 6, 2013. The Fall Book Sale will be October 3, 4, and 5, 2013.
All book sales are held in the Library's Large Meeting Room. The sales offer gently used books, audio books, VHS tapes, DVDs, collectible books, and compact discs at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the Quincy Public Library.
“Secondhand Prose,” a gently used book store operated by the
Friends of the Quincy Public Library, is a year old! Thank you to everyone who has made the Friends' book store such a success. We look forward to many more great years at the Library.
Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The book store is located inside the entrance of the Library.
Coffee, cappuccino and hot chocolate are available for purchase. All proceeds from the book store benefit the library.
Book donations for Secondhand Prose may be dropped off at the book store any time during regular Library hours. The Friends do not accept donations of textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.
If you would like to become a Friend of the Library and volunteer to work at Secondhand Prose, please contact the Friends at (217) 223-1309, ext 257 or by e-mail.
What is the Friends of the Library?
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Library by establishing a closer relationship between the Library and its patrons. The Friends operate "Secondhand Prose," a used book store within the Library. The Friends assume various projects and sponsor special Library events that are open to the public. The Friends meet regularly throughout the year to discuss organization business.
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Book Sale Committee
periodic book sale.
Traveling Books Committee
Provides free books for travelers at
Baldwin Field, the train depot, and bus depot.
Book Store Committee
Manages and oversees the daily operations for "Secondhand Prose."
Schedules speakers & presentations for monthly Friends meetings.
Public Relations Committee
Markets and promotes
Friends events and
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
The Friends of the Library meet on Mondays at the Quincy Public Library. The upcoming 2013 meeting dates are:
January 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
February 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
March 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
April 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
May 13, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
June 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
July 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
August 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
September 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
October 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
November 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
December 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy the special "Friends of the Library" luncheon twice a year.
Receive special invitations to library events.
Receive first choice at the Friends of the Library book sales.
Become a part of a premier Quincy tradition.
- Be a volunteer worker at "Secondhand Prose."
Purchase books for the 2012
Big Read: The Things They Carried
Purchase concrete planters for the front entrance to the Library
Purchase books for the 2011
Big Read: Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
Purchase books for the 2010
Big Read: The Great Gatsby
Kick-off the Mary Weems Barton/Quincy Public Library Foundation Furniture and Equipment Fund Drive
Underwrite the new Alliance Digital Media Library
Replace staff computers
Underwrite the 2009
End of Summer Reading
Purchase book baskets and
tote bags for checkout
Purchase new craft tables and chairs for the Children's Department
Underwrite the Jesse White Tumblers Performance at the 2008 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
Purchase new chairs and
tables for the Annex
Underwrite the Kids Only Library Card Campaign
Partially underwrite the "If You Lived in Lincoln's Times" Najwa Dance Corps Program
Furniture and Supplies for the Friends of the Library Conference Room and
Library Meeting Room
Furniture and Supplies for the QPL York Street Branch
Donations to the Mary Weems Barton/Quincy Public Library Foundation
Annual movie license fee