RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN TODAY!
As you may know, the first Used Book Sale  day is 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 Wednesday, 2013 dates to be announced.
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 Carnation Mall 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 – 2012 Book Sale – Rodman Library
(Subject to change without notice)
Abraham Lincoln, The War Years, Sandberg , 4 vol. - $20
Atlas of Columbus, Nebenzahl, 1990 - $5 - basement
Cities of Destiny, ed. A. Toynbee, $5 - basement
Claws of the Thunderbird, Holling, 1928, $10
Collected Papers, Sigmund Freud, 5 vol., 1949, $40
The Columbian Speaker for Boys and Girls, W.B. Conkey Co., 1903, $10 - basement
Complete History of the San Francisco Disaster, $10
Confederate Reader, Harwell, 1957, 1st ed., $10
The Congressional Cookbook, 1982, $5 - basement
The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell, 1930, $20
Conversations of Chemistry, 1830, $20
Davis Mathematics, 5 books, 1850’s, $75
Dinotopia (2 books), Gurney, 1998, $15 - basement
Domestic Manners of the Americans, 1974, $5
Experiences of an Irish RM, 1984, $5
Everyday Cookbook, $10
Fishin’ fer Men, Timothy Stand-by, 1911, $5
Flair Magazines, $10 for the stack
Fuzzygraphs or Ghost Pictures, $25
Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians – vol. 1-10, 1959, $50 – basement
Harvard Classics, vol. 1-50, (msg. #42) - $50 - basement
Horse Books, (six titles), $25
Horizon Book of Ancient Greece, $5 - basement
Hydropathic Encyclopedia, 1855, $25
Lady Huntington and Her Friends, Mrs. Helen C. Knight,1853, $10
Lakeside, 2 bks., 1927, $10
Life and Her Children, Arabella Buckley, 1881, $10
The Literary Digest: History of the World War, 10 vol. (complete), $25 (as is) - basement
MacGregor Math, $50
Morals and Dogma of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1871, $10
Mother Goose Rhymes, $10
Motion Picture Guide, 27 vol. (1985 ed. plus annuals), $150.00 – basement
News Review Newspapers, 7 issues, 1931, $5
Official Collegiate Football Record Book, 1951, $10
Playfair’s Geometry, 1824, $20
Ring O’ Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book, $10
The Rumseller’s Daughter, printed in Alliance, $15
Saint Abe and His Seven Wives, $40
Scrapbook of College Football, 1941-1946, $10
Self Educator English and German, 1899, $20
Shinto and its Architecture, Aisaburo Akiyama, 1936, $25
Simon’s Euclid, 1829, $25
A Six-Cylinder Courtship, Edward Salisbury Field, 1907, $5
Songs of the Sierras, Joaquin Miller, 1874, $5
Space Scrapbook, $5
Specimen Days in America, Whitman, 1979, $5
Sunlight and Shadow, John B. Gough, 1880, $15
Time-Life Books, The Civil War, 28 vol., $300.00 - basement
Time-Life Books, The Old West, 26 vol., $50.00 - basement
Time-Life Books, The Seafarers, 22 vol., 1981, $50 – basement
Typee, Melville, 1950, $5
Village Dialogues, Rev. Rowland Hill, 1825, $10
Waverly Novels, 24 vol., Ward, Lock, and Co., 1894, $75 – basement
Who’s Who in the Major Leagues, 1937, $50
Young America’s Music, 8 vol., 1939, $20 - basement
2012 sale dates: August 12 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:
|Name||________________________||Types of Memberships|
|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