A “Novel” Idea – Friends of the Library 32nd Annual Booksale


The 32nd annual Friends of the Library BOOKSALE 2011 will be held on February 26 and 27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Admission is free to the general public.  On Friday, February 25, there will be a pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Those who would like to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby of the Oklahoma Expo Hall on Friday, February 25 from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m.  Annual dues are $10 for individual or family memberships (4 tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 tickets).  Every year the booksale has a clever theme with this year’s as “Booksale … A Novel Idea!”

Booksale 2011 will offer more than 400,000 books covering a wide range of subjects including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, biographies, medicine, westerns, romance, children’s literature, encyclopedias and reference books, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape.  All of the books are offered at tremendously low prices.  Booksale is divided into two sections: General and Collector’s Choice. In the General section, hardbacks are one dollar and paperbacks are fifty cents.  Magazines are twenty-five cents each or two dollars a bundle.  In the Collector’s Choice section, books are individually priced with most less than five dollars.

Proceeds from the Friends’ Booksale are used to purchase items not covered by the Library’s budget and provide additional funds for special events and activities.  Over the years, the Friends have been able to grant more than $2.5 million to the Metropolitan Library System with the monies raised at the Booksale.

Co-Coordinators for Booksale 2011 are Friends volunteers, Joe McReynolds and Larry Willrath.  For more information or to volunteer to work at the Booksale, please call the Friends office at (405) 606-3763 or visit the Friends website at www.mlsfriends.org.

About the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System: The Friends are a volunteer organization made up of members who recognize that the value of life in a community is enhanced by a quality library system. The Friends commitment is to help the Metropolitan Library System attain and maintain this level of excellence for the people of Oklahoma County.


The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.