How does Friends of the Library raise money for Multnomah County's fabulous public libraries?
By selling books at the largest used book sale in Oregon, at the Friends Library Store in Central Library, and online. We sell over 100,000 used books each year!
And how do all those books get to the book sale?
In our book trailer! EXCEPT...
Our book trailer HAS STOPPED ROLLING. After nearly FORTY years of distinguished service, our book trailer is beyond repair. We still use it to store books in advance of each sale, but then it takes money, time, and a whole lot of muscle to transfer the nearly 1200 boxes of books into other roadworthy vehicles to transport them to the venue.
Your contribution right now will help us buy a working cargo trailer to securely store thousands of donated books, and safely transport them to the book sale.
Every dollar raised is a dollar of our general funds that we won't have to divert from supporting great library programs like the Pageturners book clubs, or acquisition of new large print books.
You can get our books rolling again!
And then who knows what treasure the new trailer might bring to the next sale for you to find...
Every donor who pledges $100 or more will be entered into a drawing to name the new book trailer after your favorite literary character. Gatsby? Elphaba? The Little Engine that Could? You decide.