Great news! The Friends of the Library Bookstore will reopen on June 17. The bookstore will reopen on a reduced schedule, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, due to a reduced staff for a time.
Donations will be by appointment only. The bookstore will be offering ordering by email.
Due to our limited space, only three customers can be allowed in at one time.
Many of our volunteers are seniors, have underlying health conditions or have a fragile elder relative. Our volunteers need to put the safety of themselves and family first. We want to thank the staff members that are able to return to the bookstore.
Volunteers and customers must wear a mask while in the bookstore-this is mandatory. As the president of the Friends of the Library it is my responsibility to keep everyone safe, and I take that responsibility very seriously! So please, for your safety and the safety of others, wear a mask. If you don't have a mask, free masks are available.
You will be asked to keep social distancing in the store as well. Gloves and hand sanitizer will be available so you can feel comfortable browsing.
Donations will be limited to one standard file size box or shopping bag. Books will need to be stored for three days before shelving. To make an appointment, call 503-594-0261. Please, no romance or religious books at this time.
We will be offering customers the option of sending in purchasing requests for books by email. We are aware that most of our customers are seniors and may not feel comfortable visiting the store, so we are providing this option.
Here's how it will work:
List will be received and books (in stock) will be pulled and bagged
You will receive an email with books that were available and cost of purchase
Pick up and pay for books at bookstore
Our volunteers are very eager to get back into the bookstore and see all their friends. We take customer safety and the safety of our volunteers very seriously. Please follow the posted guidelines and keep everyone safe and healthy.
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