Message From the Director: BookFEST!

As people around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, here in Livingston we are celebrating BookFEST!  Yes, you read that write, it’s time for the Friends of the Library’s annual BookFEST sale.

Once a year for an entire week during the month of October, The Friends of the Livingston Public Library turn our program room into a used book wonderland, where you can purchase popular used titles at bargain prices.  BookFEST will run from Thursday, October 24, 2019 until Sunday, October 27, 2019.  If you have been contemplating joining the Friends of the Livingston Public Library, now is also an excellent time to do so!  Friends of the Livingston Public Library members will have early access to the Friends-only BookFEST pre-sale on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

2019 BookFEST_

By patronizing BookFEST you are helping to fund all of the many wonderful free programs we enjoy all year at the Library, making it the perfect excuse to stock up on your to-read pile.  The township funds our operating expenses; the Friends pay for everything from Nursery Rhyme Time to Senior Happening, including teen SAT prep, public lectures and performances, adult creativity workshops– and so much more.

Be sure to stop by the library during BookFEST week!  We wouldn’t be able to get by without a little help from our friends!

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director 

Message From The Director: Beach, Books, and Bling Sale

Sunscreen.  Check!  Flip flops.  Check!  Towel.  Check!  Riveting read.  Check!

It’s a familiar weekend packing list this time of year, and the Friends of the Library are here to help!  The “Beach Books and Bling” sale starts on Friday, May 31st, and runs through Sunday, June 2nd.  Our program room will be stocked with thousands of summer reading selections – paperbacks, best sellers, children’s books and young adult books. 

Friends Beach Books & Bling Sale 2019

​And the prices can’t be beat $.50 for adult hardcover books, $.25 for adult softcover books and all children’s/young adult books.​  ​We are sure you will find just the right books to fill your beach bag with something for every member of your family.

And remember, you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books.  If you ask me, that’s kind of the same thing.

~Amy Babcock-Landry, Director