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AN UPDATE ON 11/13/2020…

Our normal bookselling operations are still closed, but the Friends are introducing another way to buy used books and DVDs. You can now order DVDs and books by the bag and pick them up at the library on Wednesdays from 10-11am or Saturdays from 10am-12pm outside the Community Room doors on the plaza.

Each bag holds an assortment of books or DVDs in a particular genre. Selection is random as we are not able to provide specific titles—that’s half the fun! Cost: $5.00 per bag.

The number of titles in each bag varies by genre. Here are the genres that are currently available:

  • Paperback fiction for adults (larger Trade size) 7 books in each bag
  • Paperback fiction ROMANCE, 15 books in each bag
  • Kids picture books (ages 2-5 yrs), 5 books in each bag
  • DVDs for kids (G rating), 7 in each bag
  • DVDs for families (PG & PG-13), 7 in each bag
  • DVDs for adults (PG-13 & R), 7 in each bag


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Our Amazon store has reopened

During normal times, the Friends of Tualatin Library operates out of a small workroom off the library’s lobbby. When the library closed in March, all of our bookselling operations closed too.

We’re happy to report that we reopened our Amazon book store on May 11th. Gwen Martin, our Amazon Committee Chair, has very generously donated the use of her dining room as you can see in the video below. Gwen says sales since reopening have been almost double of what we sold in the same period last year.

Other committee members are also contributing to the effort. Laura Baker moved boxes of donated books to various members’ homes so the books could be sorted and evaluated. Eleanore Mickus took charge of evaluating DVDs which have been especially hot sellers. Meg Poehler and Donna Gilbo are listing items on Amazon. Gwen handles the packing and shipping.

Our members adhere to all CDC and ALA guidelines for safe handling of donated materials. We allow items to “age” for 72 hours before handling. We observe no-contact pick-up and drop-off procedures. And we pre-pay for shipping so Gwen can be in and out of the post office in less than a minute.

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A healthy start to the new year…at the library

Friends ongoing book saleHealth and fitness books are currently highlighted at the Friends of Tualatin Library Ongoing Book Sale. You’ll find books and videos on a range of diet, cooking, and exercise topics on the freestanding book case just inside the library’s front door; they’re available for purchase whenever the library is open. The Tualatin Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon.

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Fall book sale: November 1-3, 2019

The Friends of the Tualatin Library will hold a three-day Used Book Sale on Friday, November 1 from 3-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 3 from 1-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

Please join us for “Members Only” Pre-sale on Friday afternoon from 2—3:00 p.m. Current members of the Friends of the Library will have first pick of all the sale material. Join online before the sale or at the door.

This sale will include plenty of books for children of all ages, Christmas and holiday themed items, and a nice selection of graphic novels. Don’t miss the usual offering of adult fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs.

Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $2 range except for some especially nice books and DVDs which will be priced individually. During Sunday sale hours, regularly priced books and media items (DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks) will be $4 for a bag. Items tagged with a yellow sticker will be half-price.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.


Volunteers are still needed for the book sale. Please check out our Sign Up Genius page and consider helping out.

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Spring book sale: May 3-5, 2019

May book sale

It’s that time of year again! The semi-annual Used Book Sale will be on Friday, May 3, from 3-6 pm; Saturday, May 4, from 10-4 pm; and on Sunday, May 5, from 1-4 pm, in the Community Room of the Tualatin Public Library.

The sale will feature a large collection of books for all ages, a nice selection of audio books and music CDs, as well as comic books and graphic novels for teens.

Current members will have first pick of all the sale materials at the “Members Only” Pre-sale on Friday from 2-3 pm.

Most books are priced in the 50 cent to $2 range with exceptions for extra-nice books and DVDs which will be priced individually. Credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted.

The last sale was a great success, and due to all the generous donations of books and media, we hope to do the same at this event. See you all there!

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