Friends of the Houston Public Library Children’s Book Sale at Bargain Prices

Presented by the Friends of the Houston Public Library in Partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundatio

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 9/10/2014, 10:56 a.m.
It’s the Annual Children’s Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library in partnership with the Barbara ...
Houston Public Library


It’s the Annual Children’s Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. All proceeds from the Children’s Book Sale help support the Houston Public Library by providing funding for library programs, materials, and scholarships. Book categories include fiction and nonfiction, parenting and education resources, easy books and board books, graphic novels, audio and visual items, reference materials, encyclopedia sets, and books in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Educators need to take their tax-exempt ID. Checks, cash, and all credit cards will be accepted. This event is free and open to the public.

All paperbacks and board books for babies are $1, and all hardbacks are $2. Specially-priced “grab bag” boxes of paperbacks and assorted goodies will be sold for $10 (50-75 items per box). Friends of Houston Public Library membership is only $25 and can be purchased at the sale or online at

In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to donate books to children in need across Houston through the partnership


Sale Dates and Times:

Friday, September 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th Street, 77008

Additional Information:

About Friends of the Houston Public Library

Friends of the Houston Public Library is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1953 and is part of the Houston Public Library Foundation. The Friends’ mission is to provide funding for library programs, scholarships and to raise the Houston Public Library’s visibility in the Greater Houston community. Since the inception of the book sales, the Friends have raised more than $2 million for the Houston Public Library. For more information, visit Friends of the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1387.

About the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 7 million customers per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7. For more information, visit the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1313.

About Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, co-chaired by Neil and Maria Bush, was established as a charitable organization focused on improving the quality of life for Houston residents through the power of literacy. The Foundation advocates for literacy as a fundamental right of everyone and a foundational skill towards success in life. It is founded on the belief held by Barbara Bush, former First Lady, “If you help a person to read, then their opportunities in life will be endless.” In 2013, The Bush Family created the Houston-based foundation separate from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a national foundation, in response to the need to deepen the awareness of and intensify services and support for the nation’s fourth largest and most diverse city – Houston.

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