RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN TODAY!
As you may know, the first Used Book Sale  day and the Wednesday afternoon "Buck-a-Bag" sale are reserved for active Friends members. It's not necessary to wait until the sale day to renew your membership. Stop at the Main Library desk and renew anytime to avoid the long line at the Sunday sale.
Individual memberships are $5, family memberships are $8, and patron memberships are $25. Memberships may be purchased throughout the year. For your convenience, you can also use our online membership application .
Your support of the used book sale and your memberships enable the Friends of the Library to purchase computers, provide funding for programming, summer reading programs, and other projects which benefit the Library.
Thank you for supporting the Friends of Rodman Public Library!
Purpose of the Friends of Rodman Library
The sale takes place during Carnation Festival Week, Sunday through Thursday. Here are the dates and times for 2014:
The sale will be held at the main library. Items for sale will be on display in the auditorium, Children's program room, front lobby, and gallery. Items for sale include books, paperbacks, computer software, DVDs, videotapes, CDs, audio tapes, books on tape, magazines, and puzzles. A listing of collectible books  is also available.
The Library cheerfully accepts book donations for the Book Sale at anytime during the year. The drop-off is located at the Adult Circulation Desk at the Main Library. Small donations may be made at the Branch.
We prefer books and magazines that are in good condition. We cannot accept weekly news magazines, catalogs or moldy items.
Funds raised during the book sale  are used to buy equipment for the Library and fund special projects.
The Friends organization  looks forward to the community's support of the Used Book Sale project.
Thank you for making the sale such a big success. See you at this year's sale.
Collectible Books - 2013 Friends of RPL Book Sale
Africa's White Magic, Joseph H. Appel, 1928, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Alliance Directories, 1961 (2 copies), 1959, 1965 (2 copies), 1967, 1970, $5.00 each (BASEMENT)
Atlas of Columbus, Rand McNally, 1990, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Automobile Books, (4 various old), $10.00 (SOLD)
Automobile Engineering Vol. I - VI, Automobile Technical Society, $15.00 (SOLD)
Automobile Engineering Vol. I - VI, Automobile Technical Society, $15.00 (2nd set) (SOLD)
Byron's Works, 5 vol. set, $30.00 (BASEMENT)
Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. ed. Wm. Boyle, 1993, $50.00 (SCOTT)
Chevalier LaSalle, John S.C. Abbott, $5.00 (SCOTT)
The Children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien, 1st American Edition, $25.00 (SOLD)
Cities of Destiny, ed. Arnold Toynbee, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
City of Coshocton, Ohio Code 1910-1936, $10.00 (SCOTT)
The Civil War, Time-Life Books, 28 vol. set, $300.00 (BASEMENT)
Classics Set (8 books), $35.00 (BASEMENT)
Classics Set (7 hardcover books), $35.00 (BASEMENT)
The Columbian Speaker for Boys and Girls, W.B. Conkey Co., 1903, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
The Complete Audubon, 5 vol., $50.00 (SOLD)
The Congressional ClubCook Book, 1982, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Cooper's Works, vol.1-10 (complete), 1892, $30.00 (BASEMENT)
Dictionary of American Portraits, Dover Publications, $10.00 (SOLD)
Dinotopia, 2 books, Gurney, 1998, $5.00 (SOLD)
Dr. Gunn's New Family Physician or Home Book of Health, 1901, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Edwin Forrest - First Star of the American Stage, Richard Moody, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Evangeline, Longfellow, $25.00 (SCOTT)
The Footprints of Time, Glory of the Immortal Life, The Landmarks of Truth, 3 books for $20.00 (BASEMENT)
Freedom's Triumph - The Why, When and Where of the European Conflict, $5.00 (SOLD)
Girl Scout Proficiency Badge Requirements and Special Rewards, 1934, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Glimpses of Amish-Mennonite Homes and Some Plain Talks to the Inmates, $20.00 (SCOTT)
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936, $5.00 (SOLD)
Grace Livingston Hill, 15 hardcover titles, $40.00 (SCOTT)
Harvard Classics, vol. 1-50, (msg. #42), $50.00 (BASEMENT)
Heidi, Johanna Spyri, 1916, $10.00 (SCOTT)
History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, Bicentennial Edition, 1776-1976, $20.00 (SCOTT)
A History of Pine Grove Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania, 1975-1995, $10.00 (SOLD)
A History of Technology, ed. Charles Singer, et al, vol. III, 1958, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A History of Technology, ed. Charles Singer, et al, vol. IV, 1958, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A History of Technology, ed. Charles Singer, et al, vol. V, 1958, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
The Horizon Book of Ancient Greece, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
I Have Called You Friends, Francis C. Anscombe, Ph.D., 1959, $10.00 (SOLD)
John Harvard and His Times, Henry C. Shelley, 1913, $10.00 (SOLD)
The Literary Digest History of the World War, 10 vol. (complete) $25.00 as is (BASEMENT)
The Lost Zoo, Christopher Cat and Countee Cullen, 1940, $25.00 (SCOTT)
Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory, Dorset Press, $20.00 (SCOTT)
The Life of Mr. Richard Savage, Dr. Samuel Johnson, 4th ed., 1769, $25.00 (SCOTT)
Little Mr. Bouncer and Tales of College Life, Cuthbert Bede, B.A., 1893, $10.00 (SOLD)
Merle Johnson's American First Editions, 4th ed., 1942, $25.00 (SCOTT)
Missionary Story-Sketches and Folklore from Africa, Alexander P. Camphor, 1909, $10.00 (SOLD)
Motion Picture Guide, 27 vol., 1985 ed. & annuals, $150.00 (BASEMENT)
My Brother Stephen, Morrison Foster, 1932, $25.00 (SCOTT)
A Net of Fireflies, Japanese Haiku and Haiku Paintings, $10.00 (SOLD)
1934 Hudson Eight Car Booklet, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
The Ohio, R.E. Banta, 1949, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
The Old West, Time-Life Books, 26 vol., $50.00 (BASEMENT)
The Ostrich for the Defence, Wm. H.Hile, 1912, $10.00 (SOLD)
The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, Assembled by Iona and Peter Opie, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Peter Stuyvesant, John S.C. Abbott, $5.00 (SCOTT)
The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, 6 vol. $50.00 (SCOTT)
Professor, Charlotte Bronte, $10.00 (SOLD)
A Puritan Witchj, Marvin Dana, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Railroad books, (4 various books), $15.00 (SOLD)
The Rebel Raider, Howard Swiggert, 1934, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Ross' Texas Brigade, Victor M. Rose, 1881, $25.00 (SCOTT)
The Seafarers, Time-Life Books, vol. 1-22, 1981, $50.00 (BASEMENT)
Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, Ethel-Clere Chamberlin, $10.00 (SCOTT)
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria Augusta Trapp, autographed, $10.00 (SOLD)
The Theory of the Earth, Thomas Burnet, D.D., 1872 and The Problem of Problems,Clark Braden, 1879, both for $25.00 (SCOTT)
A Tribute of Flowersto the Memory of Mother, John McCoy, M.D., $20.00 (SOLD)
Two Years in the Forbidden City, Princess Der Ling, 1924, $20.00 (SCOTT)
The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days, 1750-1797, $35.00 (SOLD)
Uncommon Valor - Marine Divisions in Action, George McMillan, et al, 1946, $15.00 (SCOTT)
The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919, 1948, $10.00 (SOLD)
World-Famous Paintings, ed. Rockwell Kent, 1939, $10.00 (SOLD)
Young America's Music, 8 vol., 1939, $20.00 (BASEMENT)
2013 sale dates: August 11 thru 15 [ details  ]
"Friends" is a charitable volunteer organization affiliated with Rodman Public Library in Alliance, Ohio. Each year the group organizes and operates a used book sale for the purpose of raising funds to supplement library programs. The sale runs Sunday through Wednesday of Carnation Festival Week. However, the work of collecting and organizing the books, magazines, and media materials is a year-long operation.
The revenue from the sale (in excess of $10,000 per year) has been used to sponsor child, teen, and adult summer reading programs, library travel and book reviews, community Christmas tree and ceremony, Alliance Memory  project, purchase of media equipment such as computers and projectors, etc.
In addition,the Friends' generous donation each year has made it possible for Rodman to participate in planning and underwriting the One Book, One Community  project.
The Friends of Rodman Public Library is governed by a Board consisting of officers and committee chairpersons. Officers are elected at the organization's biennial meetings. The next biennial meeting will be held in the spring of 2013.
Shoppers at Buck-a-Bag
Thanks to the efforts of Book Sale Chairman, Anne Marie Kline and hundreds of volunteer workers, the annual used Book Sale raises money for Library projects.
Memberships  are also available during the Book Sale.
The many hours of volunteer labor in sorting books and magazines (a year-round job) and in getting the books to the sale tables is a tribute to the Friends.
Book Sale Chair, Anne Marie Kline
Our Thanks to the following:
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|Address||________________________||___||$25 or more||Patron|
|Email (to receive monthly newsletter):____________________________|
|____I would like to volunteer and help the Friends during the year.|
|I can help with: ________________________________|
*Make checks payable to:
FRIENDS OF RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
215 East Broadway
Alliance, OH 44601