October Quarterly Newsletter 2021

The first thing I can say is to ask for your apologies in not having put fingers on my keyboard sooner to give you an update as to what has been happening at the FJPL bookstore.  Perhaps a one-word summary:  “COVID-19”.  Ugh.

As I write we are gearing up for our Big Bag sale on November 4, 5, and 6. And just a reminder that the bookstore is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00AM - noon, and Saturdays, 10:00AM - 3:00PM.

Some changes have been made to our operation since the last newsletter:

  • expanded audiobook section for children and adults 

  • consolidated “coffee table books” into one area (typically these are oversize, glossy print books)  

  • expanded US Military History 

  • refreshed Arts and Crafts and Paperbacks

  • placed removable labels on many books and audiobooks for inventory control

  • increased sub-categories in non-fiction to enable finding your item more easily

  • “Build Your Own Grab Bag”.  Grab bag items are pamphlets, spiral bound books (where you can't read the title of the book on the spine) and books that are just too small for our shelves. You can’t beat the price - $2 for 10 items or 50 cents each.

And we need your help:

  • please do not remove the bright orange subject dividers from the shelves.  These help us to keep the shelved books appropriately divided so that you can better find what you are looking for. These are clearly marked “Not for Sale” and are of great use to us but of no use to you

  • we greatly need additional volunteers. Please give serious consideration to our request. You do not have to commit to a specific schedule. If you like books you will enjoy this opportunity and meet nice people. Need more information?  Speak to any volunteer. 

Cordially,

Mike Steve, VP FJPL

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