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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
Thu, Sep 19, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Sep 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join us for a discussion of this inspirational title. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Sep 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all... more
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all materials. Registration is required.

Thu, Sep 19, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn to code by playing Minecraft or even making your own games. Recommended for grades 6th thru 12th. Beginners welcome!

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to LEGO® and Board Game Night. Stop in to build your creation or pick a board game to play instead. Please... more
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to LEGO® and Board Game Night. Stop in to build your creation or pick a board game to play instead. Please register. Snacks will be provided.

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Sewing Month by using a sewing machine to create some homemade crafts! Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Rep. Chris Chyung will be hosting a Town Hall to meet with the public about Indiana issues.

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all... more
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all materials. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Bring your projects and join us. Chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Thu, Sep 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Please bring your digital camera! In this class members of the 3H Camera Club will teach you how to use your digital camera.... more
Please bring your digital camera! In this class members of the 3H Camera Club will teach you how to use your digital camera. Registration is required.

Fri, Sep 20, 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, Sep 20, 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!

Fri, Sep 20, 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.

Fri, Sep 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
All ages are welcome to stop in our meeting room to work on a provided coloring sheet, or bring your own! Submitted coloring sheets will... more
All ages are welcome to stop in our meeting room to work on a provided coloring sheet, or bring your own! Submitted coloring sheets will be displayed through October in our display case.

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The public is invited to a town hall meeting with Chris Chyung, Indiana House District 15 Representative and Dr. Larry Veracco, Lake... more
The public is invited to a town hall meeting with Chris Chyung, Indiana House District 15 Representative and Dr. Larry Veracco, Lake Central School Corporation Superintendent.

Sat, Sep 21, 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.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a storytime with a focus on mindfulness.

Sat, Sep 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
DS: Children's Area - 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, Sep 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Create flowers & bouquets from comic or book pages.

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades 1-5 will construct awesome marble runs out of different materials. Supplies are limited. Registration required.

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and... more
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and conversation skills with the help of a bilingual guide.

Sat, Sep 21, 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!