Friends News

Come visit us in the Friends Book Shop (downstairs) – great selection!

We hope everyone has dried out from the deluge brought on by Hurricane Beryl. 🌧️☔️   Don’t worry, Friends of the Troy Public Library are here to brighten your weekend with some fabulous promotions at our Book Shop! 🌞📚 🎸 For the upbeat, our Center Table is Rockin’ & Rollin’ with Coffee Table books about pop music icons Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and The Beatles!  Imagine yourself flipping through their glossy pages while singing “Love Me Tender,” “Strangers in the Night,” or “Hey Jude.”  Get ready to be “All Shook Up,” as you are carried away by the “Summer Wind” on your very own “Magical Mystery Tour!” 🎤🎶 📸 On the ‘Flip Side’ of the Center Table, explore Photography books by legendary lensmen from the New York Times, Life Magazine, and Ansel…

Happenings at the FTPL Book Shop this coming weekend!

🇺🇸  Happy July 5th! We hope you had a fabulous Independence Day yesterday!  🎆 This weekend, our Book Shop invites you to explore architectural wonders from around the globe. Whether you’re an aspiring architect, a home enthusiast, or someone who just appreciates beautiful design, we have something for you. 🏛️ 🏠 Our Center Table features volumes that delve into the histories of great houses, historical landmarks, and architectural marvels. Discover the grandeur of “Great Houses of America,” the timeless elegance of “Victorian Houses”, and the majesty of The Vatican and Westminster Abbey. These books offer an unforgettable design journey through time and space. 🛠️ Feeling ambitious?  Swing by our special DIY cart to get your creative juices flowing! Who knows, you might be inspired to…

Book Shop (downstairs) re-opening Saturday June 8, 2024!

The Troy Public Library has completed the emergency maintenance in the basement and over the last several days, our Book Shop Volunteers have been working hard to prepare the downstairs Book Shop for re-opening! Hours for Saturday, June 8, 2024: 10AM – 1PM EDT Hours for Sunday, June 9, 2024: 1PM – 4PM EDT Thank you for the hard work and all your patience as we worked through the emergency maintenance of our aging Troy Public Library facility! We look forward to seeing you back in the Book Shop, and a reminder, our Friends Shop (upstairs) is open as well!

Shop status

(Crossposted from Facebook) Dear Friends of the Troy Public Library, Amazing Volunteers, and Valued Patrons. We hope you had a Happy Easter and are enjoying the early Spring weather. 🌸🌼 As you know, our Lower-Level Book Shop has faced some significant challenges due to persistent leaks in the HVAC system. But fear not! Repairs have been underway for a couple of weeks, and workers have been making great progress to ensure that things are back in tip-top shape. We expect these repairs will be completed by the end of April. Now, here’s the plan 👉🏻 👉🏻👉🏻 It will take about two weeks following the repairs to return the inventory from its current temporary off-site location and get things ready for you. So, at this moment,…

Friends Book Shop (downstairs) closed until May 2024, Friends Shop (upstairs) still open!

Our downstairs Friends Book Shop is closed through May 2024 (we will update with an actual date once we hear back) for major facilities work in the basement of our Troy Public Library. The Friends Shop (upstairs) is still open when staffed and has a great selection of materials from our downstairs shop in the interim. No donations are possible for the time being as our sorting and storage facilities are impacted by the facilities maintenance. We will update as soon as we hear more, and we really appreciate your support while our Library makes facilities improvements for an even better Book Shop this summer!

Bailey G. – Testimonial – 2023-03-23

Our thanks to Bailey G. for this kind message: I’m 27 years old and ever since I was a kid I went to the library. Looking back at when I was a little boy, I would always read the Goosebumps Books by RL Stine and I would check out movies as well. The libraries have served a purpose for a very long time and they still do. Back in the day it was all about books, but now a days it’s not only about books/novels. The library also has magazines, a massive movie collection with new movies being added after the dvd and blu ray release dates and it also has video games and tv shows. The library is important for many people, and as…

March Madness!

March has been so busy we need two posts!  The Book Shop and Friends shop are celebrating March is Reading month with a 50% off all kids books and DVD’s all month long.  Friends shop Hours are during regular library hours when volunteers are available.  Book shop hours are Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Stop in and Stock up on your favorite books! The Friends recently participated in a Philanthropitch hosted by the Troy Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Network.  Although, Grace Centers of Hope ultimately won the contest, the exposure gleaned by the effort will bring in donations and hopefully some volunteer support.  Click the link to view a recording of the pitch presentation. Philanthropitch 3-9-2022…

MARCH MUSINGS

April Church, President Friends of the Troy Public Library March is Reading Month! The renovation of the Friends Shop is complete just in time for March is Reading Month!  Book Shop and Friends Shop are offering a 50% off all kids and tweens books and DVD’s for the ENTIRE MONTH of MARCH!  Stop by to see our fabulous offerings.  The sale will run from March 1 until March 31. The book shop is open   Saturdays from 10am – 1 pm and Sundays from 1pm – 4 pm.  The Friends Shop is open during library hours when volunteers are available. 

Friends Follies

The Friends are hosting a Book Lovers, 50% off sale, on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday February 13.  The event will be in both the Friends Shop and the Book shop.  Stop by this weekend and find a gift for yourself or for your one true love.  Speaking of the Friends Shop….. We are pleased to announce that the Friends Shop has undergone a transformation.  While we continue to have merchandise available, the focus of the shop has shifted to books.  We have a large selection of new and popular adult fiction, teen fiction, kids and tween fiction and other literary features.    The Friends Shop hours vary depending on volunteer availability, but we are trying to be several times during the week.  Stop in…