Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

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Accepting Book Donations WEDNESDAY ONLY

The Friends Book Sale is accepting donations while the sale is open on Wednesdays. Please see below for hours.

Curbside Pickup

Email your Wish List of titles and authors with your contact information to misiaszekd@comcast.net. When your order is ready, you will receive an email to arrange a pickup date and time. Pickups will be in the Berlin Community Center parking lot. All transactions will be cash only, and the exact amount would be appreciated.

We ❤ our Friends

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization committed to supporting and advocating for the Library. The Friends sponsor programs, fund museum passes, provide funds for materials beyond the regular library budget, encourage reading, and perform needed services for our library. Membership is the Friends major source of income, which helps library to provide all sorts of great services to the community, and to you—free of charge. Meetings are usually the first Wednesday of each month.

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Like New Book Sale

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Book Sale is located downstairs in the Community Center. There is a great selection of books, DVDs and CDs at low prices—and items for children, teens and adults! All proceeds go towards library programs and events.

 

Book Sale Hours

Regular Hours

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Special Hours: June 2022

Wednesday June 1 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday June 6 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 8 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 15 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday June 20 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 22 CLOSED
Monday June 27 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 29 TBA – Please call ahead.

 

Book Donations

The library accepts donations of gently used books, recorded books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, video games, board games, cake pans, and puzzles.

All donations become the property of the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, and may be added to the collection, sold at the book sale, or discarded. The same criteria used for inclusion in the library’s collection also apply to gifts. Donations added to the collection may be subsequently withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current.

Gifts policy

 

Drop-Off Locations

Please bring donations downstairs to the Friends book sale.

Do not put donations in the book drop, on the bench in front of the book drop, or behind the library.

 

Acceptable Items

The Friends is a volunteer organization with limited time to sort donated books, and limited storage space. Please support the Friends by only donating items that can be sold at the book sale.

Donations should be clean and in good condition. Please make sure donated items are clean, with no torn pages, underlining, highlighting, marginal comments, or bad smells. If an item has orange or black spots on the page edges, this is a sign of mold and you should discard in your trash. Donated items that are not in good condition will be refused or discarded.

☑ Please Donate

Clean Items
Items must be clean and in good condition. If you would not buy an item in this condition, please do not donate it.

Up-to-Date Items
Items must not include outdated/time-sensitive information or be in outdated formats.

Video Games

Board Games

Puzzles

DVDs

Blu-Ray Discs

Music CDs

CD or MP3 Audiobooks

☒ Do Not Donate

Damaged Items
Torn pages, underlining, highlighting, marginal comments, bad smells, discoloration, orange/black spots

Outdated Items
Computer books, medical texts, tax guides, almanacs, travel books, law books, etc.

Textbooks

Encyclopedias

Magazines

Cookbooks

VHS tapes

Cassette tapes

Cookbooks

Learn more about donations

 

Join

The more members we have, the more resources and services we are able to provide! Please support your local library and your community by becoming a Friend today. All membership dues and donations are tax deductable.

To join, bring a completed membership form to the library, or email it to the Friends.

Friends Membership Form

 

Board Members

Debbie Misiaszek, President
Jill Carvalho, Vice-President
Pat Baxa
Jane Skinner
Nita Chojnicki
Betty Tedeschi