Moving Day at the Loft

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In preparation for Round Up, we moved 40 or so pallets to our new warehouse space. (And a good thing we did too, as we really needed the space for all the new-to-us books and records and puzzles and games that came in on Saturday.) It takes a small army to keep the Foundation running– and though we got a picture of Larry Outstanding in His Field, we forgot to take more pictures until the very end of the day, when we loaded the last 11 skids of the day– and Allison, Brian and Elmer were the last here– ’till the very very end. We love them.

Did You Miss the Round Up, Pardner?

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Did you miss the Round up today? Maybe you just didn’t have a chance to get your books together? Maybe you started gathering books and one caught your eye, and you sat down to look and got caught up in the story  and . . . . we know how that happens!

Not to worry though! You can always bring your donations to our Book Loft at 2181 Embury Park Road in Dayton. (Alongside the Great Miami River, near Boonshoft– between Keowee and Ridge Streets.)  We’re here Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

And if you just can’t manage to bring your books in yourself, we do offer a pick-up service, often within the week you call. So feel free to call and set up a time– 937.999.4491. We can even bring you boxes to pack them in.

We collect gently used books, records, DVDs. VHS, prints, posters, games and puzzles for our sale in November, the proceeds from which benefits FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, and the Learning Tree Farm.  We are a 501c3 registered charity and your donations are tax deductible.

Round Up This Weekend!

 

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Don’t forget to roundup the books, records, games, puzzles, movies and so forth you’d like to donate for the Roundup on Saturday. We have a dozen sites in the greater Dayton area open  10 a.m. until 1 p.m. as well as our office-warehouse space on Embury Park which is open ’till 3 p.m.

We are a 501c3 organization and your donations are tax deductible!

 

  • Beavercreek Senior Center 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd.,
  • David’s Church 170 W. David Ave, Kettering
  • Davies Residence 3975 Forest Ridge Blvd, Riverside
  • First United Methodist Church, 60 E. North St. Springboro
  • Harmony Creek UC Church, 5280 Bigger Road
  • K12 Gallery 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
  • Learning Tree Farm 3376 S. Union, Dayton
  • Miami Valley Unitarian 8690 Yankee, Centerville
  • Montgomery County Fairgrounds 1043 S. Main St. Dayton
  • Polk Grove UC Church 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
  • Trinity UCC Church 821 N. Central, Fairborn

 

If you can’t make the Round Up, or it is difficult for you to bring your books to us, give us a call and we can schedule a pick up for you. Our office number is (937) 999-4491

Hara Arena Closure Forces Library Friends to Make Hard Choice

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We are so sorry to hear that our good friends at the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library have had to cancel their wonderful autumn sale due to the sudden closing of Hara Arena. We hope that they will find a suitable spot to host their Spring sale and look forward to seeing them then.

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LEADS TO CANCELLATION OF FALL BOOKSALE

(August 16, 2016) — The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library announced today that their fall booksale has been cancelled.

“After receiving Hara Arena’s July 29 announcement of its closing in August, the Friends of the Library have been searching for an alternative venue that could be used for the planned October sale,” said Nita Lovell, President of the Friends Executive Committee. “After an extensive review over the past two weeks, it has been concluded that a suitable venue is not going to be available during the planned time period.”

The Friends of the Library will continue researching possible venues for a booksale in the spring of 2017.

For more information, follow the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library on Facebook, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.

Time for the August Round Up!

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Our August Round Up is Coming! Have more books than you know what to do with? Old vinyl records taking up too much room? Never going to watch that DVD again? We’ll help all your great stuff find a good home at our November sale, so bring it to us during our August Round-up Saturday, August 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.We have 12 drop off locations around town, and of course, you can bring donations to our Book Loft at 2181 Embury Park Road.

Beavercreek Senior Center 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek
David’s Church 170 W. David Ave, Kettering
Davies Residence 3975 Forest Ridge Blvd, Riverside
First United Methodist Church, 60 E. North St. Springboro
Harmony Creek UC Church, 5280 Bigger Road
K12 Gallery 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
Learning Tree Farm 3376 S. Union, Dayton
Miami Valley Unitarian 8690 Yankee, Centerville
Montgomery County Fairgrounds 1043 S. Main St. Dayton
Polk Grove UC Church 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
St. Paul’s Episcopal 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
Trinity UCC Church 821 N. Central, Fairborn

Your donations are tax deductible and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your records.

If you can’t make the Round Up, or it is difficult for you to bring your books to us, give us a call and we can schedule a pick up for you. Our office number is (937) 999-4491

Our sale is Thursday November 10 through Monday, November 14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, and this year proceeds from the sale benefit FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS and the Learning Tree Farm.

Can You Give Us a Hand?

Check out our Volunteer Open House July 2

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We’re having a Volunteer Open House Saturday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. Come by and see how it all works. We’ve been inundated with so many wonderful donations.  If you love books and could consider committing to even one day a month to give us a hand, we could use the help!
There are a wide variety of things to do at our Book Loft:
  • Research, sorting, pricing, and packing books  (any one or combination of those)
  • Assistance with pick-ups: we have barrels around town, plus we offer a service to pick up book donations from people who aren’t able to bring them in.
  • Want to learn how to sell books on eBay? We’ll be happy to show you!

Many of the tasks here do not require a great physical effort, but a few more people with strong backs would be incredibly helpful.

We’re open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10  to 3 and Wednesdays from 1 to 7. The Book Loft is air-conditioned, and we have snacks for volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers who can help us regularly, anywhere from once a month to every day we’re open. If you can only commit to a single day, we will have opportunities for that during our August Round-Up (August 20) and of course during our fantastic Dayton Book Fair, November 7th through the 14th. Proceeds from this year’s Book Fair benefits FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS and Learning Tree Farm.

If you’re interested in volunteering, give us a call at 937.999. 4491 or stop in at our Volunteer Open House at our Book Loft on Saturday July 2nd at 11 a.m at 2181 Embury Park Road, in Dayton.

It’s Time for the Spring Round-Up!

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Saturday, May 21st is the date for the first of our two annual book roundups! We’ll be at various collection points in the area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help you with your books and hand out receipts for donations. The sale of your donated books goes to support K12 Gallery?TEJAS, The Learning Tree Farm and FilmDayton.

On Saturday, we’ll be at:

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
  • David’s United Church of Christ, 170 W. David Rd, Kettering
  • Harmony Creek United Church of Christ, 5280 Bigger Rd, Centerville
  • Polk Grove United Church of Christ 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
  • K12 Gallery/TEJAS 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
  • The Learning Tree Farm 3376 S. Union Rd. Dayton
  • Look at a Book, 661 Lyons Road, Centerville
  • Siebenthaler Parking Lot, 545 W. Siebenthaler at Catalpa, Dayton
  • Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
  • The Book Loft, 2181 Embury Park Rd, Dayton

We’d love to have your donations of gently used books on all subjects for adults and children, movies, CDs, board games, puzzles, and records for our sale in November.

If you can’t make the Round-Up, remember that we’re also at The Book Loft throughout the year– that’s at 2181 Embury Park Road, Dayton, OH 45414. We’re open there Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 to 3 and Wednesdays 1 to 7, plus there is a secure book drop with 24 hour access.

Questions? Give us a call 937.999.4491 or send us a message through this site or our Facebook page.