Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

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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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

The Book Sale is run by volunteers, so the hours depend on volunteer availability.

Please see the hours and directions page for up-to-date hours, special hours, and closures.

 

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 Donations added to the collection may be subsequently withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current.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 do bring donations directly to the Friends book sale, downstairs in the Community Center.

Please 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Donations should be clean, in good condition, and not outdated. Unacceptable items will be refused or discarded.

🙂 Please Donate

Clean Items
Items must be clean and in good condition.

Up-to-Date Items
Items must be timeless (like novels or poetry) or have information that is still relevant and useful.

Books

DVDs

Blu-Ray Discs

Music CDs

CD or MP3 Audiobooks

Video Games

Board Games
Please make sure all game pieces and/or cards are included.

Puzzles
Please make sure all puzzle pieces are included.

☹ Do Not Donate

Damaged Items
Items should not have torn pages, underlining, highlighting, writing, bad smells, discoloration, orange/black spots, etc. If you would not buy an item in this condition, please do not donate it.

Outdated Items
Items should not have outdated or time-sensitive information. Computer guides, textbooks, tax guides, almanacs, travel books, law books, etc. all become outdated very quickly and will not be accepted.

Textbooks

Encyclopedias

Magazines

Cookbooks

VHS tapes

Cassette tapes

Cookbooks

Donations Policy

 

Become a Friend

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 deductible.

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