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 2015:
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 - 2015 Friends of RPL Book Sale
*Alliance Con Survey Directories, 1959 $5.00
*Akron Beacon Journal, August 14, 1945, $10.00
*Architecture of the Western Reserve, 1800-1900, $5.00
*Asoka's Edicts, Amulyachandra Sen, 1956, $5.00
*The Beach of Falesa', Robert Louis Stevenson, 1956, $5.00
*Bernie Taupin, The Who Writes the Words for Elton John, 1968-Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road, $5.00
*Bible History, Illustrated by Engravings, 1835, $5.00
*Big Game Hunting books, 3 titles, $15.00
*Captain Cousteau's Underwater Treasury, 1st Edition, 1959, $20.00
*The Centennial History of Cleveland, C.A. Urann, 1896, 10.00
*Charlie Brown, Charles M. Schulz, 10 books, $10.00
*A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, copyright, 1940, $10.00
*Chip Hilton Stories, Clair Bee, copyright 1951, 4 books, $10.00
*Cities of Destiny, ed. Arnold Toynbee, $5.00
*The Civil War, Time-Life Books, 28 vol. set, $150.00 reduced to $100.00
*Classics Set (8 books), $35.00
*Classics Set (7 hardcover books), $35.00
*The Columbian Speaker for Boys and Girls, W.B. Conkey Co., 1903, $10.00
*Columbus, Ohio:Its Histrory, Resources, and Programs, Jacob H Studer, 1873, $10.00
*Combination 1873 atlas and 1877 History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, $10.00
*Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, 1906, $10.00
*The Congressional ClubCook Book, 1982, $5.00
*Cookbook Trio, (Chafing Dish Book, A book of Appetizers, Patio Cookbook) $5.00
*Cowardice Court, George Barr McCutcheon, 1906, $5.00
*David, A Tragedy, Cale Young Rice, $10.00
*A Day in the Life of America, Collins Publishers, 1986, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of Australia, (2 copies) Collins Publishers, 1981, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of China, Collins Publishers, 1989, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of Japan, Collins Publishers, 1985, $5.00
*A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, (3 copies) Collins Publishers, 1987, $5.00
*The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 2vol, $10.00
*Digging for Lost African Gods, Byron Khun DeProrok, copyright 1926, $10.00
*Dragon Magazine, circa 1980s, 55 magazines, $50.00
*Droll Stories, Thirty Tales by Honore' de Balzac, 1939, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00
*Earth From Above 3rd edition, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, $10.00
*The Education of Henry Adams, An Autobiography, 1942, $5.00
*Edwin Arnold's Poems, 1880, $5.00
*Eleanor Cameron, Science Fiction, 3 books, $5.00
*Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Thomas Gray, 1951, $5.00
*Emilie Loring, Assorted titles, 30 books, $45.00
*English Grammar, A Compendium, 1849, $20.00
*An Exposition with Practical Observations upon the Poetical Books of the Old Testament, Vol. 3 only, 1st edition, 1830, $50.00
*The Expositor's Dictionary of Texts, 2 vol., $10.00
*Frank L Packard, 4 titles, $10.00
*Gettysburg: The Pictures and the Story, copyright 1913, revised edition, $5.00
*The Gods Are A-Thirst, Anatole France, 1942, $5.00
*Harper's Novelettes, Assorted titles, 8 books, $35.00
*Harvard Classics, vol. 1-50, (msg. #42), $50.00 reduced to $30.00
*History of Columbiana County, 1879, $50.00
*Holy Bible, Old and New Testament, 1845, AS IS $5.00
*Holy Bible, A Polyglott Bible, 1844, $10.00
*The Horizon Book of Ancient Greece, $5.00
*The Imperial Way by Rail from Peshawar to Chittagong, 1985, $5.00
*Journey Cake Ho!, Ruth Sawyer, 1953, $80.00
*The Last Hurdle, 1888, $10.00
*The Lengthening Shadow, The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, $15.00
*The Literary Digest History of the World War, missing vol.10 $20.00
*The Little Train That Won A Medal, 1947, $5.00
*The Lonely Doll, Dare Wright, $15.00
*Manga Shoen Jump Comic Books plus two how to draw manga, 39 books, $50.00
*Mary J. Holmes, Assorted titles, 5 books, $25.00
*Motion Picture Guide, 27 vol., 1985 ed. & annuals, $50.00 reduced to $30.00
*The Newcomes, Wm. Thackeray, printed in Great Britain, $5.00
*Norman Rockwell's America, (2 copies), $20.00
*Norman Rockwell, Artist and Illustrator, $30.00
*Paradise Lost, John Milton, 1946, $5.00
*Portrait of a Lady, Henry James, 1967, boxed, Heritage Press, $8.00
*Promised Land, History of Israel, 1978, $10.00
*Richardson's New Method Piano-Forte, copyright 1859, $10.00
*The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon, Sir Samuel W. Baker, 1879, $20.00
*S. Hieronymi Opera Migne, Vol 4-11 (4Books), $30.00
Science Fiction Magazines, 1980s, 10 magazines, $15.00
*Shakespeare's Complete Works, 7 volumes, $40.00
*Siskiyou Trail, The Hudson Bay Fur Company Route to California, 1975, $5.00
*The Song of Eisenhower, Dennis Tenney, 1956, $5.00
*The Spirit of Christmas, Vol. 1-17 plus cookbooks, $60.00
*Star Trek Memorabilia, 4 books, $15.00
*Stories from Grimm $5.00
*Tasha Tudor, Christmas Book, $5.00
*Technical World Magazine, (Electric Railways, Tool Making, Steam Engine) 3vol., 1908, $20.00
*Timber Trail Riders, Michael Murray, copyright 1963, 5 books, $10.00
*The Trail Horde, Charles Alden Seltzer, 1920, $5.00
*U.S. Naval Aviation, $10.00
*The Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Journal of Charles Darwin,1957, $5.00
*Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, A Big Golden Book, 1964, $5.00
*Watch the Northwind Rise, Robert Graves, 1949, $5.00
*Young America's Music, 8 vol., 1939, $20.00 reduced to $10.00
"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 Thursday of Carnation Festival Week. However, the work of collecting and organizing the books, magazines, and media materials is a year-long operation.
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.
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 Library to participate in planning and underwriting the One Book, One Community  project.
Shoppers at Buck-a-Bag
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
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