We Love Our Community!

As we got down to the wire before our BIG Book Sale was to begin, there were virtually no volunteers to move books from our warehouse to the fairgrounds for the sale. The organizations and people that have helped in the past had been contacted, but no firm offers of help. Then the most wonderful thing happened that affirmed our faith in this wonderful community.

Another email to our membership, a plea in local newspapers, and the responses started flooding in! Within days, we had so many offers of help that we were afraid we couldn’t use everyone! Not only were the books moved in record time, but they were laid out on the tables and ready for the sale a day early!

We have never had such a wonderful response to pleas for help! And because of the superb help, and numerous and generous customers, we were able to raise over $22,000 to support the activities of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library branches!

We want to specifically thank the following:

This truly is a wonderful place to live, and read!

Big Book Sale 2022

The results are in: the Big Book Sale netted $22,908 for the library! 🥳 We are so grateful to our shoppers and volunteers. 🥰 Thank you for a successful sale, and we hope you all enjoy your books! 📚📚

We will be in the Solar Building this year, NOT the auditorium where we usually are. Enter the parking lot from Reservoir Rd and head towards the outdoor arena to find us.

We’ve decided to allow scanners all evening on Friday, including during the members-only time this year. Be respectful, or we’ll change our minds.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this year🥰, but please remember that Benton County requires masks to be worn inside all event buildings at this time. So, we only want to see your smiling eyes this year.😜 If you are not wearing a mask you will not be allowed into the sale.☹️ Plan ahead!😷📚

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Big Book Sale 2021 is CANCELLED

The Friends’ largest annual fundraiser, the Big Book Sale, cannot happen this year due to the pandemic. Our Fall Festival and Holiday sales were cancelled also as everyone’s health and safety is our top priority!

The Friends help fund the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s home delivery service, a vital resource that is keeping the community connected during these challenging times. Currently Library staff are making about 2,000 deliveries a week. The Friends also fund the Library’s popular Take and Go Craft Kits; more than 400 kits are delivered monthly to families’ homes, filled with all the necessary supplies for kids and teens to learn about a new art technique.

Please consider making a donation to help replace this lost revenue of more than $20,000. You can donate via PayPal (https://bit.ly/3tnNoWv) or one of the other ways listed below.

We appreciate your support now and hope to see you next year at the Big Book Sale!