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The Friends of the Houston Public Library to Hold 2012 Children’s Book Sale

Families and teachers are invited to the 2012 Children’s Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the Activities Building of the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th Street, 77008 at the intersection of T. C. Jester and W. 11th Street. Everyone will enjoy finding great children’s books at bargain prices.

The sale features books for ages up to 18, and none priced higher than $2. All “easy” picture books as well as graphic novels and board books for babies will be $1. Specially-priced “grab bag” boxes of paperbacks and assorted goodies will be sold for $10 (50-75 items per box). For more details visit or call the Friends of the Houston Public Library at (832) 393-1387. This event is free and open to the public.

Book categories include fiction and nonfiction, audio and visual items, reference materials, encyclopedia sets, books in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers all at $2 or less. Educators need their tax-exempt ID. Checks, cash, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) will be accepted. All proceeds from the 2012 Children’s Book Sale support the Houston Public Library and help provide funding for library programs, materials, and scholarships.

Save the date to attend this fun family event on:
•Friday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About The Friends of the Houston Public LibraryThe Friends of the Houston Public Library is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1953 and is part of the Houston Public Library Foundation. The Friends’ mission is to provide funding for library programs and scholarships and to raise the Houston Public Library’s visibility in the Greater Houston community. Since the inception of the Annual Bargain Book Sale, the Friends have raised more than $2 million dollars for the Houston Public Library. For more information, visit or call the Friends of the Houston Public Library at (832) 393-1387.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1313.


Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381; cell 713.435.9448

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