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Friends of the Selby Public Library’s MISSION is to partner with the Selby Public Library in developing services, providing free programs, raising funds and advocating for library resources all in coordination with community interests. The Friends achieves this goal by raising funds via the Friends Bookstore, and by presenting such fundraisers as the Annual CRYSTAL BALL.

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The Friends of the Selby Public Library thanks its generous Members and Board Members who have helped enrich many lives by spreading the word about Selby Public Library and the value, pleasures and rewards of literacy.

FRIENDS of the SELBY LIBRARY BOOKSTORE is located inside Selby Library.  Browse among thousands of books to suit every interest or need--out-of-print titles, rare books, and unique titles can be found. And our GIFT AREA features donated items such as ceramics, vintage and new jewelry, art, antiques and accessories…all treasures, outstanding offerings and one-of-a-kind finds.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP OR DONATE!

FRIENDS of the Selby Public Library Bookstore located inside the Selby Library is seeking volunteers. Do you have 3 hours to give as a volunteer? The bookstore resells gently used collectible/rare, vintage books in all genres and other media that have been generously donated. The Bookstore is entirely staffed by volunteers, who share their love of books and enjoy casual conversations while they assist patrons. They learn to sort, price, label, shelve and sell books. All proceeds benefit the Selby Library!

For information: Call 941-861-1140 or email jean.kerschner@selbylibraryfriends.org

You can make a difference in helping the Friends by adding your account or opening a new account with IBERIABANK. They have a great Community Partners Program—and you can financially benefit the Friends without spending a dime! Contact Mike Beitzinger at 941-363-3180.

Attention all Amazon.com Shoppers

AMAZON.COM AND YOU CAN NOW HELP FRIENDS of the SELBY LIBRARY! You can support Selby Friends when you make a purchase for anything and everything! Click here to visit Amazon.com now, and we will receive up to 15% of the sale!