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The Friends of the Library Held A Book Sale on Saturday at the Imperial Beach Library

Oct 02, 2017 01:10AM ● By Paul Spear

The Friends of the Library Held A Book Sale on Saturday at the Imperial Beach Library to Raise Funds for Specials Programs and Events for the Benefit of the Library and its Patrons!

They had all types of books from best sellers, hardcover, paperback, cookbooks, children’s 

books, reference, romances, history. Just about any type of book you could of. Most books at the sale ranged from 25 cents to 50 cents. However, if you bought a bag inside the store you could fill it with all the books at the sale for just $5. The bags were donated to the Friends of the Library (FOL) by Chipotle, Grocery Outlet and Debs Cookie Jar. 

Friends of the Library operate a used book store just outside of the main door and sell used books, videos and other items. The proceeds from today's book sale and their other operations are used primarily to fund special events and other activities for the benefit of the Imperial Beach Library which is owned and operated by the County of San Diego and serves Imperial Beach and the surrounding communities. The Friends of the Library were very active in the opening of the new library which opened in April. They stored books which couldn't fit in the temporary library at the Boys & Girls Club and helped in other ways as well. They are led by current President Virginia Syverson.

FOL on hand helping out today when I stopped by were: Melanie Ellsworth, Sally Lymas, Steve Mock, Henry Vaca Escandon, Sandy McAnallen and Dick Lynas. 

They are located at the Imperial Beach Library at 810 Imperial Beach Bl., Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Friends of the Library Book Store

Tuesdays 10am – 1pm and 4pm to 7pm

Wednesdays 10am to 4pm

Fridays 10am to 4pm

Saturdays 10am to 1pm

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Library (FOL) it is just $10 a year to become a member and support our library. The Friends of the Library meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8am at the library. You can contact their President, Virginia Syverson, at Of course you can always stop by the bookstore anytime they are open and pick-up an application. Kim Peterson is the Manager of the Book Store.

If you would like to donate books, DVDs or other appropriate items, your donation is tax deductible. 

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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 





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