The FriendShop Bookstore

Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 1:30 – 5 pm

The FriendShop offers bargain-priced used books, movies, and music in a well-stocked shop on the lower level of the library (take the elevator down). Proceeds benefit the library. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. All sales are final. Selected better titles are sold online.

Books in the FriendShop


Revised 1/1/2014

$2.00 Hardback Fiction & Nonfiction Books
$2.00 Large (Trade) Paperbacks
$1.00 Small (Mass Market) Paperbacks
$0.50 Children’s Items
$2.00 DVDs (or as marked)
$1.00 Music CDs (or as marked)
  Audiobooks (or as marked)
$0.25 VHS Tapes
$2.00 “Bargain Bags” full of fiction, mystery, or romance
PLUS Specially priced items — the best of the shop — individually priced

Library children's CDs

“Baby Boogie” & “What I Like” Children’s CDs

$12 each

The library's own CDs feature familiar songs and rhymes plus catchy original tunes by CU's David Howie. What I Like is a Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner and Baby Boogie earned a Parents’ Choice Approved Award. They make terrific gifts! Your purchase supports library programs and services.

Donate Your Gently Used Books, Movies & CDs

The library accepts donations of like-new books, CDs, and DVDs that are clean and in good condition. Items we feel would benefit our patrons go into our collection; others go to the FriendShop or are posted for sale online. Tax receipts are available.

Please don’t donate items that are torn, worn, moldy, damaged, or dirty. We cannot accept magazines and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, nor encyclopedias or textbooks more than 5 years old.

Place donations of a few items in our book returns. For larger quantities, please leave them in a box or bag outside the back of the library, at the white garage door. (Use the driveway just east of the book return.)

For other places to take items, see Recycling, Donating, and Getting Rid of Stuff.


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FriendShop Online

The Library Friends also sell books online, on Amazon. See a list of titles currently available.

Sales Events:
Travel & Romance
50% Off

During April, regular-priced romance and travel books will be 50% off. Sale does not include specially priced books.

Tag Bag Sale

On the weekend of April 26 and 27, pay just $1 to fill a bag with items tagged with the secret sale color. Bring your own grocery sacks.

Members Save

Sign up to become a Library Friend at the FriendShop. For just $10 a year, you'll get:

> Half-price savings shopwide (including specially priced books), one week each month 
> One free, regular-priced book when you sign up
> A coupon for a second free book (watch your mail)

Get Involved

The Friends need help sorting and pricing books for sale in the FriendShop and online. Cashiers are needed during shop hours.

To volunteer or learn more, call 217/403-5395 or send e-mail to

News by E-mail

Get monthly updates about FriendShop specials, plus other library news.


Use Facebook to hear about upcoming shop specials.

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Contact Us

E-mail the Friends at or leave a message on the FriendShop line at 217/403-5395.