RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN TODAY!
As you may know, the first Used Book Sale  day and the Wednesday afternoon "Buck-a-Bag" sale are reserved for active Friends members. It's not necessary to wait until the sale day to renew your membership. Stop at the Main Library desk and renew anytime to avoid the long line at the Sunday sale.
Individual memberships are $5, family memberships are $10, and patron memberships are $25. Memberships may be purchased throughout the year. For your convenience, you can also use our online membership application .
Your support of the used book sale and your memberships enable the Friends of the Library to purchase computers, provide funding for programming, summer reading programs, and other projects which benefit the Library.
Thank you for supporting the Friends of Rodman Public Library!
Purpose of the Friends of Rodman Library
The sale takes place during the first week of the Carnation Festival, Sunday through Thursday. Here are the dates and times for 2016:
The sale will be held at the main library. Items for sale will be on display in the auditorium, Children's program room, front lobby, and gallery. Items for sale include books, paperbacks, computer software, DVDs, videotapes, CDs, audio tapes, books on tape, magazines, and puzzles. A listing of collectible books  is also available.
The Library cheerfully accepts book donations for the Book Sale at anytime during the year. Books in poor condition due to water damage, mold, dirt, or missing covers and pages are not accepted. The drop-off is located at the Adult Circulation Desk at the Main Library. Small donations may be made at the Branch.
Funds raised during the book sale  are used to buy equipment for the Library and fund special projects.
The Friends organization  looks forward to the community's support of the Used Book Sale project.
Thank you for making the sale such a big success. See you at this year's sale.
Collectible Books - 2016 Friends of RPL Book Sale
*83 Quartets of Joseph Haydn, 3 Vols., $15.00
*Antique Automobile Magazine (The Official Publication of the Antique Automobile Club of America Inc.) $5.00 each
*Bernie Taupin, The Who Writes the Words for Elton John, 1968-Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road, $5.00
*The Big Adventure Book for Boys 1929, $5.00
*The Boy Mechanic, book 2, 1915, $10.00
*Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show, 1957, $5.00
*Charlie Brown, Charles M. Schulz, 10 books, $10.00
*Chip Hilton Stories, Clair Bee, copyright 1951, 4 books, $10.00
*The Civil War, Time-Life Books, 28 vol. set, $150.00 reduced to $50.00
*Classics Set (8 books), $35.00
*Classics Set (7 hardcover books), $35.00
*Color and Succession of Bloom in the Flower Border, 1935, $10.00
*The Columbian Speaker for Boys and Girls, W.B. Conkey Co., 1903, $10.00
*The Congressional Club Cook Book, 1982, $5.00
*Cowardice Court, George Barr McCutcheon, 1906, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of Australia, (2 copies) Collins Publishers, 1981, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of China, Collins Publishers, 1989, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of Japan, Collins Publishers, 1985, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, (3 copies) Collins Publishers, 1987, $5.00
*The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 2vol, $10.00
*Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, 1908, $20.00
*Droll Stories, Thirty Tales by Honore' de Balzac, 1939, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00
*Earth From Above 3rd edition, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, $10.00
*The Education of Henry Adams, An Autobiography, 1942, $5.00
*Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Thomas Gray, 1951, $5.00
*Emilie Loring, Assorted titles, 30 books, $45.00
*The Expositor's Dictionary of Texts, 2 vol., $10.00
*Family Circle Cookbooks 16 vol. $16.00
*Games of the 23rd Olympiad, 1984, $5.00
*The Gods Are A-Thirst, Anatole France, 1942, $5.00
*Harvard Classics, vol. 1-50, (msg. #42), $50.00 reduced to $30.00
*Historic Architecture in Canton 1805-1940 $5.00
*The Horizon Book of Ancient Greece, $5.00
*The Illustrious Life and Work of Warren G. Harding, 1923, $5.00
*The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp, Stuart N. Lake, 1931, $5.00
*The Literary Digest History of the World War, missing vol.10 $20.00
*The Lonely Doll, Dare Wright, $15.00
*Manga Shoen Jump Comic Books plus two how to draw manga, 39 books, $50.00
*Motion Picture Guide, 27 vol., 1985 ed. & annuals, $50.00 reduced to $30.00???????
*The Newcomes, Wm. Thackeray, printed in Great Britain, $5.00
*Norman Rockwell's America, $20.00
*Norman Rockwell, Artist and Illustrator, $30.00
*Portrait of a Lady, Henry James, 1967, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00
*Richardson's New Method Piano-Forte, copyright 1859, $10.00
*Shakespeare's Complete Works, 7 volumes, $40.00
*Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, J.A. Symonds, 1927, 3 Vols., $15.00
*The Spirit of Christmas, Vol. 1-17 plus cookbooks, $60.00
*Stitch by Stitch Craft Library 20 vol. $20.00
*Trailblazer Library (Alphabetized Reading Library) $15.00
*Timber Trail Riders, Michael Murray, copyright 1963, 5 books, $10.00
*Unsolved Mysteries Kits 4 kits $20.00
*Victorious Republicanism, The Voters Argument Settler, $10.00
*Watch the Northwind Rise, Robert Graves, 1949, $5.00
*Young America's Music, 8 vol., 1939, $20.00 reduced to $10.00
*Zane Grey Outdoorsman, 1972, $5.00
"Friends" is a charitable volunteer organization affiliated with Rodman Public Library in Alliance, Ohio. Each year the group organizes and operates a used book sale for the purpose of raising funds to supplement library programs. The sale runs Sunday through Thursday of Carnation Festival Week. However, the work of collecting and organizing the books, magazines, and media materials is a year-long operation.
Thanks to the efforts of Book Sale Chairman, Anne Marie Kline and hundreds of volunteer workers, the annual used Book Sale raises money for Library projects.
The revenue from the sale (in excess of $10,000 per year) has been used to sponsor child, teen, and adult summer reading programs, library travel and book reviews, community Christmas tree and ceremony, Alliance Memory  project, purchase of media equipment such as computers and projectors, etc.
In addition,the Friends' generous donation each year has made it possible for Rodman Library to participate in planning and underwriting the One Book, One Community  project.
Shoppers at Buck-a-Bag
Memberships  are also available during the Book Sale.
The many hours of volunteer labor in sorting books and magazines (a year-round job) and in getting the books to the sale tables is a tribute to the Friends.
Book Sale Chair, Anne Marie Kline
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FRIENDS OF RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
215 East Broadway
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