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: