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The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Library by establishing a closer relationship between the Library and its patrons. The Friends operate Secondhand Prose, a used book store within the Library. The Friends assume various projects and sponsor special Library events that are open to the public. The Friends meet regularly throughout the year to discuss organization business.
The Friends of the Library also participates in the Amazon Smile program to raise funds through Amazon purchases. To select the Friends of the Library as your Smile charity, go to smile.amazon.com and select “Friends of the Quincy Public Library” as your charity of choice.
Book Sale Committee: Coordinates the periodic book sale.
Traveling Books Committee: Provides free books for travelers at Baldwin Field, the train depot, and bus depot.
Book Store Committee: Manages and oversees the daily operations for “Secondhand Prose.”
Program Committee: Schedules speakers & presentations for monthly Friends meetings.
Public Relations Committee: Markets and promotes Friends events and activities.
Secondhand Prose is a gently used book store operated by the Friends of the Quincy Public Library.
Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The book store is located inside the entrance of the Library. A library card is not required to enter or to make purchases at Secondhand Prose.
Donations for Secondhand Prose may be dropped off while the store is open. The Friends do not accept donations of LPs, textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines.
If you would like to become a Friend of the Library and volunteer to work at Secondhand Prose, please contact the Friends at (217) 223-1309, ext 257 or by e-mail.
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale March 31 through April 2, 2022. Sale hours will be Thursday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance to the sale is via the main entrance to the Library only.
Books will be priced at $.50 per inch when stacked; some individual books may be priced slightly higher. DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, and VHS are $1.00 each.
All proceeds benefit the Quincy Public Library.
The Friends of the Library meet on Mondays at the Quincy Public Library in the Puppet Room at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The 2022 meeting dates are: