Friends of the Slidell Library
Frank Lorusso, President (985) 940-5802, (985) 863-7026
Sandy Crosby, Vice-President (985) 649-2020, (985) 290-6949
Mail 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
The Friends of the Slidell Library, a 501c (3) non-profit organization, founded in 1976, will celebrate their 41st anniversary in 2017. FSL expanded their scope of coverage in 2011 and 2015 and now provides support to the Slidell, Lacombe, South Slidell, and Pearl River Branch Libraries. FSL raises funds through sales and silent auctions of used books, media items, and a variety of other items.
Recent purchases with FSL funds include: artwork for the Slidell and Pearl River Branch Libraries, magazine and newspaper rack for the Pearl River Branch Library, partial funding of a new circulation desk for the Pearl River Branch Library, supplies to maintain the Herb Garden located on the grounds of the Slidell Branch Library, funds to support the Herb Fest which is co-sponsored with the St. Tammany Master Gardeners, 150 copies of the publication Book Pages for free distribution in the Slidell, Pearl River, South Slidell, and Lacombe Branch Libraries, installation of a shade sail over the table on the grounds of the Slidell Branch Library, a new exterior book return for the Lacombe Branch Library, and an interactive play wall for the Children’s Area in the South Slidell Branch.
All FSL activities are performed by FSL member volunteers. Please consider joining the Friends of the Slidell Library and help us provide support to our branch libraries. Send an email to email@example.com to request a membership application, pick up a membership application from the Circulation Desk in the Slidell, Pearl River, South Slidell, and Lacombe Branch Libraries, and contact us via email to volunteer. We value your friendship and offer a membership premium with paid memberships and renewals. Members also receive a newsletter and notification of events/sales via email.
Friends of the Slidell Library Officers and Board Members
Frank Lorusso, President
Sandy Crosby, Vice-President
Becky Taylor, Secretary
Carol Stephens, Treasurer
Board of Directors, 2016-2017
Friends of the Slidell Library Calendar
Meetings-Meetings-The Friends of the Slidell Library meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Slidell Branch Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. Occasionally, meetings are held in the Lacombe, South Slidell, and Pearl River Branch Libraries. The 2017 meeting schedule is as follows: January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4 (Pearl River Branch Library), May 2, June 6, July 11 (Lacombe Branch Library), August 1, September 5, October 3, November 5, December 5 (South Slidell Branch Library).
Friends of the Slidell Library Used Book Sales 2017
All book sales are held in the meeting room of the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Sales take place over a two-day period (Friday-Saturday) and begin with a member’s preview sale on Friday evening from 5-8 pm and a public sale on Saturday from 9-3 pm. Book sale prices range from .10- $3.00. Memberships and renewals are always available at the door. Annual FSL membership dues begin at $5.00 for individuals and $8.00 for families (parents and minor children in the same household). Life memberships for one person are $150.00. All monies received from sales help to provide support to the Slidell, Lacombe, South Slidell, and Pearl River Branch Libraries.
Used Book Sales are scheduled for the following dates in 2017:
January 20-21 Used Book Sale.
February 17-18 Batteries Not Included Sale (our only sale with DVDs, CDs, other media, etc.)
March 17-18 Used Book Sale
May 5-6 Used Book Sale
July 28-29 Used Book Sale
August 25-26 Used Book Sale
October 6-7 Used Book Sale
December 1-2 Used Book Sale
Friends of the Slidell Library to Hold Silent Auctions in 2017
Silent Auctions will be held every four weeks in the Slidell Branch Library display cases adjacent to the staff workroom on the meeting room side of the branch building. Silent Auction items will include books and some non-book items, which have been selected from donated items over the past few years. All the items are pre-owned and are in good to excellent condition. They have been selected for inclusion in the silent auctions due to their subject matter, interest of possible collectors, uniqueness, and local interest. Most of the silent auctions will be organized by subject matter or theme of the auction items. Tentative auction subject matter/themes for 2017 include: Louisiana and the South, Cookbooks, the American Frontier, Popular Culture, History, Biography, and World Wars.
All silent auction items have minimum bids and minimum bid increments of $1.00. Bids are placed in person by using the bid book located at the Circulation Desk and high bidders do not have to be present at the end of the auction. Please note that auction items are described in detail inside the bid book and that library staff members are not permitted to open the display cases to allow bidders to physically inspect the items for bid. High bidders will be notified by telephone or email and must pick up items within 7 days or the item will default to the next highest bidder. All monies raised help to provide support to the Slidell, Lacombe, South Slidell, and Pearl River Branch Libraries.
Second Saturday Special Sales (SSSSales)
Second Saturday Special Sales (SSSSales) are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 – 1 p.m. inside the Slidell Branch Library at 555 Robert Blvd. These sales feature several hundred pre-owned items on a particular subject or theme. Past Second Saturday Special Sales have included newer fiction titles for adults, teens, and children, arts and crafts books and magazines, cookbooks, vintage books, Louisiana and the south, gardening books and magazines, and books and DVDs related to classic television series. Item prices are fixed and are as follows: hardback books $3.00 each, soft cover books $2.00 each, mass market paperback books $1.00 each, magazines 4 for $1.00, DVDs $2.00 per disk, and children’s books $1.00 each.
Second Saturday Special Sales are scheduled for the following dates in 2017:
• January 14 Cookbooks
• February 11 Craft Books & Magazines
• March 11 Current Fiction from 2015-2017
• April 8 American History
• May 13 Subject to be determined
• June 10 Books for Children & Teens
• July 8 Subject to be determined
• August 12 Subject to be determined
• September 9 Subject to be determined
• October 14 Current Fiction from 2015-2017
• November No sale due to Library Holiday on Veteran’s Day
• December 9 Books for Children & Teens
Sale themes are subject to change.
For more information about FSL sales, auctions, memberships, or to volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.