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The full book sale room is located at Merrillville branch

Book Sale Room

The Book Sale Room is located at the Merrillville branch and contains not only books, but movies and music as well! You never know what you might find if you look through our shelves.

Book Sale Room Hours

Mon - Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues - Thur 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Annual Fall Book Sale

This year's Fall Booksale will be on October 4 and 5 - but Friends of the Library can get special early access on October 3! Friends memberships are $5 per person, $10 for the family, $15 for sponsor-level membership, and $100 for a lifetime membership - and you can even sign up at the door on the 3rd.

Fall Booksale prices range from $0.25 to $1.00, so hurry in - our stock will go fast. We definitely suggest becoming a Friend so you can get first pick!

The sale takes place at Merrillville Branch in Meeting Room A (on the lower level next to the Children's Department).

Annual Fall Book Sale Hours

Thursday, Oct. 3
Friends Pre-Sale
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct 4 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 5 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Book Sales at the Branches

Look for the neon orange book sale rack sign!If it is outside of Book Sale Room hours, or if you can't make it out to the Merrillville branch, look for Book Sale racks at all branches!

Prices:

  • Adult Hardbacks: $1.00

  • Adult Oversize Paperbacks: $0.75

  • Adult Market Paperbacks: $0.25

  • Juvenile Hardbacks: $0.50

  • Juvenile Paperbacks: $0.25

  • CDs: $1.00

  • DVDs: $1.00

  • VHS: $0.50

  • Magazines: $0.25

  • Cassettes: $0.25

  • Puzzles: $0.25

Upcoming Events
Fri, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important... more
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Fri, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!
This event is full

Fri, Nov 15, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Ken Schoon, presents Swedish Settlements Herb Smith - Beginner Swedish Geneology

Fri, Nov 15, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is... more
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.

Sat, Nov 16, All day
Griffith-Calumet Library
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the... more
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the perfect disguise for your turkey. Turn in entries by 11/22/19.

Sat, Nov 16, 9:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Quiet Study Room
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues and... more
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues and share ideas for legislation for the 2020 legislative session.

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art.... more
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art. $20 cash fee paid at the time of class covers all materials.
This event is full

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Make knitted hats using looms & yarn provided. No experience is necessary--it's fast & easy.

Sat, Nov 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
DS: Children's Area
Children will have the opportunity to read to one of the dogs (accompanied by their trainers). The dogs are provided through Power Paws... more
Children will have the opportunity to read to one of the dogs (accompanied by their trainers). The dogs are provided through Power Paws for Kids, a non-profit organization. All ages welcome.

Sat, Nov 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens, come by the library to create your own faux stained glass artwork using different designs and paint! All supplies will be... more
Teens, come by the library to create your own faux stained glass artwork using different designs and paint! All supplies will be included. Ages 11-17. Please register.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades 1-5 will construct various 3D forms and make a pair of cool 3D glasses. Supplies are limited. Registration required.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart Library - Children's Area
Readers of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Hang out at the library like it's your living room. We provide the video games & board games...you bring your family to join in on the... more
Hang out at the library like it's your living room. We provide the video games & board games...you bring your family to join in on the fun! All ages are welcome!

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Teens, come learn how you can make your own candles! You can add them to your decor or give them as gifts. Registration required.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Small Study Room
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues,... more
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues, and hear ideas for legislation for the 2020 legislative session.