Friends of the Library

Book Sale News

Visit the Friends of the Library Book Nook located inside the library.

Upcoming Sales in 2017 and 2018
Plan ahead for our sales in 2017-2018!  We plan a sale the first Saturday of every month from May to November. 
Additional Friday sales will be held in June and September to coincide with events in Cole Park. 


Friends of the Library Meeting

Book Sales

2017 Book Sale Schedule

October 7, 2017 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 4, 2017 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Special Holiday Sale)

2018 Book Sale Schedule

May 5, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 1-, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 2, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Weekend of the Summerfest on the Rio)

July 7, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 4, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

August 31, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
September 1, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(W/E of the Early Iron Festival Car Show)

October 6, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 3, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Special Holiday Sale)

Do you have books to donate?

Donate books year-round by bringing them to the Library or by calling Rhonda Borders at 580-2010 (April-October) to arrange a drop-off time at the shed. 
Please do not give us newspapers, magazines, personal papers, encyclopedia sets, cassettes, or books in very poor condition.
It would be a great help if you remove sticky notes, bookmarks, etc. from donated materials, although we do like to find hidden 100-dollar bills!
We attempt to take books that don’t or won’t sell to a recycling facility on the front rang

Sale Location and Parking

The Friends sale shed is located north of the Alamosa Post Office and just west of the new skate board area at Cole Park. 
From 3rd Street, turn north into the alley between the post office and Pro-Clean and then look to the right. 
From 2nd Street, turn south in either of the 2 alley entrances and then look to the left. 
Parking near the shed is usually available unless there is a big event in the park. Look for our forthcoming improvements at the sale shed that will enhance your shopping experience!


To join Friends of the Library, return the Application Form to Alamosa Public Library with appropriate dues. You will receive a yearly membership card which gives you 20% discount on purchases at the book sales and late fees on your library account are forgiven.

The Friends always need good volunteers to help with hauling or unpacking boxes, setting up tables, sorting, shelving, advertising and book collection, or recycling. 

"Messages from the Hidden Lake"

The Friends of the Alamosa Public Library is pleased to announce that submissions may now be sent in for the ninth edition of "Messages From the Hidden Lake".   Please complete the submission application (pdf) or (rtf - rich text) and return with your submission via email to: by September 1st, 2017.  Previous editions are available for review at the library.

8 Editions of the "Messages from the Hidden Lake" Literary book are now available. You may purchase them from the library. The set of 8 editions is being sold as a set for $70. Our 8th edition was released December 9th 2016.

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