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Friends of the Hammond Public Library staff a Book Sale Room

and snack area at the Library, 564 State St.

The room is open during library hours.


2016 Board:

President: Sylvia Pratt

Vice President: Barbara Schilling

Secretary: David Palkovich

Treasurer: Allan Zlatarich

Members: Lorraine Dierking, Margaret Evans, Pam Hunter, Mary Sanchez, Phyllis Sovola


The Friends board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Friends members may attend.

USED BOOK SALE: An ongoing book sale is in the Book Sale Room at Main Library. Ongoing sale prices are:

DVD or CD: $1.00

Hardcover; Oversized Paperback: $1.00

Paperback, VHS tape: 50 cents

Youth book, cassette: 25 cents

Magazine, record: 10 cents

Specially priced items and sets: as marked

HALF-PRICE SALE is at the Book Sale Room at Main Library on the last Saturday of most months* from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sale excludes specially priced items and sets.

Remaining 2015 Half-Price Sales for everyone: Sat., Nov. 28 (*no sale in December)

Half-Price Sale for Friends Members Only on the 2nd Saturday of the month: Sat., Dec. 12. Nonmembers pay regular prices, or join the Friends that day and receive the Friends sale price!

2016 Half-Price Sales: Jan. 30; Feb. 27; (*no sale in March); April 30; (*no sale in May); June 25; July 30; Aug. 27; Sept. 24; Oct. 29; Nov. 26; (*no sale in December)

Half Price Sale prices are:

Hardcover; oversized paperback


Paperback, VHS tape

Youth book, cassette

Magazine, record

Bag of magazines, records, clearance items

50 cents

50 cents

25 cents

10 cents

5 cents


Specially priced items and sets are not included.

Book Sale and vending machine purchases allow the Friends of the Hammond Public Library to fund programs and services that the Library would otherwise be unable to provide. The library always accepts your donations of used books, magazines, DVDs and VHS tapes, CDs and records.


Your Friends of the Library membership plays an important role in library service to the community. The Friends are a separate organization, not funded by the library or the government.

Friends of the Library Hammond Indiana, Inc. is a member of Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) as well as a national group, United for Libraries: the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.

The Friends exist to raise funds for projects and programs; lend support to legislative activities when needed; and help in the Book Sale Room.

Join today and help the Hammond Public Library! Click here to print a FRIENDS membership application.

Some things that FRIENDS memberships & book sales support:

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Choose your membership level

Full-time Student/Senior $6.00
Individual $12.00
Family $24.00

Business/Sustaining (annual)

Gold $250.00

Silver: $150.00

Bronze: $100.00

Individual Lifetime $200.00

then click here to print a FRIENDS membership application

Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100