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500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, NY 11552
(516) 481-6591 x 25

PRESIDENT: Tommy Mascia

Friends' BOOK SALE
Donations will be accepted beginning April 1, 2014.
No encyclopedia sets, out-of-date textbooks, or damaged materials will be accepted.

Friends Preview Night: Tuesday, May 13 4-9 p.m.
(You must be a current Friends member for this night.)

Wednesday, May 14
Public Sale 9 a.m.- 9 p.m
Thursday, May 15
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 17
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 18
Public sale: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday is $2.00 per bag.

Volunteers are needed!
If you can help with the next book sale set-up or with the sale itself, or if you can bake something that can be sold at the bake sale (kosher bakers needed, too), please call Dorothy at 481-6591, ext. 25 and she will let you know the hours that are available for volunteers or when you can drop off baked goods.


See Photos from Preview Night
and April 2013 Book Sale

THANK YOU to all those who volunteered for the West Hempstead Friends Book/Bake Sale, whether you baked, donated baked goods or volunteered your time. Your effort and support made our sale a huge success. I thank the public, because if it wasn't for your overwhelming turnout, we could not have been so successful. Last, but not least, I would like to thank the library staff for their constant support. Remember, registration to become a Friend is always open, so please join.

Thomas Mascia
President, Friends of WHPL

Even if you are unable to attend meetings on a regular basis, please consider donating some time for special events and programs. The Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library is an incorporated 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Our mission is to support and enhance the facilities, programs and resources of our library. We do this through active fundraising and advocacy. In this economic climate, your support is more crucial than ever. PLEASE JOIN US!


(1) Book Sale Help
Since we now have more space to store donations, we need volunteers to come in from time to time to help keep them organized. We would like to form a book sale committee to look at the format, frequency and duration of future sales.

(2) Membership and Correspondence
All you need are organizational skills and a little bit of time. You make your own schedule. Computer skills are not necessary, but would enable some of the work to be done from home.

(3) FUNdraising Events
Are you creative and energetic? We are always looking for new ideas. Even small efforts add up, so don’t be intimidated!

(4)"Junior" Friends of the Library
Interested in joining a "Junior" Friends of the Library? Students in grades 8 and up are encouraged to join. Please contact Young Adult Librarian, Mrs. Abed, at 516-481-6591 ext. 18.

The West Hempstead Public Library would like to thank

  • Tai and Shelley Wang of WAC Lighting (members of the West Hempstead Rotary Club),
  • the West Hempstead Rotary Club Foundation, and
  • the Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library

  • for their generous donation of sixteen lighting fixtures which will be installed in the stack areas on the first floor of the library. Their donation saved the library and the community thousands of dollars. We are very grateful for their generosity!

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    West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

    Phone: 516-481-6591
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