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Friends of the Hammond Public Library staff a Book Sale Room and snack area at the Library, 564 State St.

The room is open during library hours.


2014 Officers:

President: Sylvia Pratt

Vice President: Barbara Schilling

Secretary: Larry Long

Treasurer: Allan Zlatarich

Members: Lorraine Dierking, Margaret Evans, Michelle Golden, Marsha Luzzi, Mary Sanchez


The Friends board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Friends members may attend.

red bulletUSED BOOK SALE

An ongoing book sale is in the Book Sale Room at Main Library. Ongoing sale prices are:

Hardcover; Oversized Paperback $1.00
DVD or CD $1.00
Paperback, VHS tape 50 cents
Youth book, cassette 25 cents
Magazine, record 10 cents
Specially priced items and sets: as marked

A Half Price Sale is at the Book Sale Room at Main Library on the last Saturday of most months

from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sale excludes specially priced items and sets.

Remaining 2014 dates:


Sat., Dec. 6: for paid Friends members ONLY

from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

following the annual meeting.

2015 Half-Price Sales:

Jan. 25

Feb. 22

March 29

April 26

May 31

June 28

July 26

Sept. 27

Oct. 25

Half Price Sale prices are:

Hardcover; oversized paperback 50 cents
DVD or CD 50 cents
Paperback, VHS tape 25 cents
Youth book, cassette 10 cents
Magazine, record 5 cents
Bag of magazines, records, clearance items $2.00
Specially priced items and sets are not included

red bulletOTHER NEWS


Your Friends of the Library membership plays an important role in library service to the community.

The Friends are a separate organization, not funded by the library or the government.

The Friends exist to raise funds for projects and programs, lend support to legislative activities when needed, and help in the Book Sale Room.

Friends of the Library Hammond Indiana, Inc. is a member of Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) as well as a national group, United for Libraries: the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.

Join today and help the Hammond Public Library! Click here to print a FRIENDS membership application.

Some things that FRIENDS memberships & book sales support:

Membership Benefits

Choose your membership level

Full-time Student/Senior $6.00
Individual $12.00
Family $24.00

Business/Sustaining (annual)

Gold $250.00

Silver: $150.00

Bronze: $100.00

Individual Lifetime $200.00

then click here to print a FRIENDS membership application

Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100