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 - 2014 Friends of RPL Book Sale
Ancient America, J.D.Baldwin, 1871, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Aunt Phillis’s Cabin, or Southern Life As It Is, Mrs. Mary H. Eastman, 1852, $50.00 (SCOTT)
Authentic History of the Second War for Independence, 1815, $20.00 (SCOTT)
Bhagavad Gita, The Song Celestial, from the Mahabharata, 1965, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00 (SCOTT)
The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles, 1961, $10.00 (SCOTT)
The Beach of Falesa', Robert Louis Stevenson, 1956, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
The Best of Edgar Allan Poe, 1945, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Bible History, Illustrated by Engravings, 1835, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Byron's Works, 5 vol. set, $30.00 (SCOTT)
The Centennial History of Cleveland, C.A. Urann, 1896, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
Christmas in Modern Story, , Maud Van Buren, Katharine Isable, Bemis, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Chromosome 6, Robin Cook, signed by the author, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Cities of Destiny, ed. Arnold Toynbee, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
The Civil War, Time-Life Books, 28 vol. set, $150.00 (BASEMENT)
Classics Set (8 books), $35.00 (BASEMENT)
Classics Set (7 hardcover books), $35.00 (BASEMENT)
Cleveland, Shaping a Third Century, 1997, $5.00 (SCOTT)
The Columbian Speaker for Boys and Girls, W.B. Conkey Co., 1903, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
Columbus, Ohio: Its History, Resources, and Progress, Jacob H. Studer, 1873, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
The Congressional Club Cook Book, 1982, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Cookbook Trio, (Chafing Dish Book, A book of Appetizers, Patio Cookbook) $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A Day in the Life of America, Collins Publishers, 1986, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A Day in the Life of Australia, (2 copies) Collins Publishers, 1981, $5.00@ (BASEMENT)
A Day in the Life of China, Collins Publishers, 1989, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A Day in the Life of Japan, Collins Publishers, 1985, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, (3 copies) Collins Publishers, 1987, $5.00@ (BASEMENT)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 2vol, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
Droll Stories, Thirty Tales by Honore' de Balzac, 1939, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00 (BASEMENT)
The Education of Henry Adams, An Autobiography, 1942, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Thomas Gray, 1951, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
English Grammar, A Compendium, 1849, $20.00 (BASEMENT)
Fishers of Books, Barton Currie, 1931, $10.00 (SCOTT)
The Footprints of Time, Glory of the Immortal Life, The Landmarks of Truth, 3 books for $20.00 (SCOTT)
The Forsyte Saga, The Man of Property, John Galsworthy, 1964, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00 (SCOTT)
The Gods Are A-Thirst, Anatole France, 1942, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Hardy Boys, 58 vol. set (complete), $95.00, (SCOTT)
Harvard Classics, vol. 1-50, (msg. #42), $50.00 (BASEMENT)
History of Columbiana County, 1879, $50.00 (BASEMENT)
The Horizon Book of Ancient Greece, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Japanese Inn, A Reconstruction of the Past, Oliver Statler, 1961, $10.00 (SCOTT)
The Jungle Books, Rudyard Kipling, 1968, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00 (SCOTT)
The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenmore Cooper, 1946, $5.00 (SCOTT)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentelman, Laurence Sterne, 1926, $20.00 (SCOTT)
The Literary Digest History of the World War, 10 vol. (complete) $25.00 as is (BASEMENT)
The Literary Digest History of the World War, missing vol.10 $20.00 (BASEMENT)
Louisiana, A Treasure of Plantation Homes, J. Wesley Cooper, (signed copy), 1961, $15.00 (SCOTT)
Motion Picture Guide, 27 vol., 1985 ed. & annuals, $150.00 (BASEMENT)
The Newcomes, Wm. Thackeray, printed in Great Britain, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
Paradise Lost, John Milton, 1946, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1917, $10.00 (SCOTT)
Portrait of a Lady, Henry James, 1967, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00 (BASEMENT)
Promised Land, History of Israel, 1978, $10.00 (BASEMENT)
The Queen's Earrings, Veronica S. Hutchinson (signed copy), 1938, $5.00 (SCOTT)
The Sapphire Bracelet, Edward Salisbury Field, 1910, $5.00 (SCOTT)
Two Plays of Anton Chekhov. 1966, boxed, Hertiage Press $8.00 (SCOTT)
Woman and the New Race, Margaret Sanger, 1920, $20.00 (SCOTT)
A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851, $15.00 (SCOTT)
The Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Journal of Charles Darwin,1957, $5.00 (BASEMENT)
The Wizard of Oz (10 books) L. Frank Baum, 1956, $75.00 (SCOTT)
Wooster of the Middle West, Lucy Lilian Notestein, 1937, $5.00 (SCOTT)
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:
|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