Friends Book Sale Feb. 11-13, 2016

Dear Friends and Friends-To-Be: Because the warehouse is moving, we are bringing over almost double the books for this sale. We are going to be selling in 3 locations at the library — book store, front entrance and in front of the Children’s section. We do not have enough volunteers signed up to cover all these areas. Please consider helping for a couple of hours — Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The link to sign up is below or if you prefer, email me at with your contact info and time(s) you could volunteer and get you on the schedule.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help and consideration.
Carol Chapman
President, Friends of the Madison Public Library
Feb2016 booksale poster

Next Friends Booksale – October 23-24, 2015

The next sale is being held in conjunction with the Madison Public Library’s hosting and sponsorship of the Wisconsin Book Festival.  Check back in September for more information on the materials that will be featured.  In the meantime, check out our Book Store on the first floor of Madison’s Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street.

Revenue from FMPL book sales goes back to the library for books, materials, programs and services to benefit the entire Madison community.  Come, shop, enhance your own collection and help the library at the same time.

Book Store Manager for Library Friends

Do you have Retail experience to share for a good cause?  Do you have a flexible schedule?  Can you work effectively with volunteers in a collaborative environment?  If this sounds like you, the Friends of the Madison Public Library is looking for you!
The Friends Book Store Manager is a self-starter who can:
  •   manage the day-to-day operations of our Book Store and its volunteer staff
  •  effectively communicate with the Friends Board, Library staff and fellow volunteers
  •  post information and photos to social media sites
This is a great volunteer opportunity for you to serve your community.  Please note this position may involve moving books and other merchandize and some evenings and weekends as necessary.  To learn more and apply, please contact Carol Chapman at