The vision of the Friends organization is to "Build a Better Library" bringing the community together, inspiring personal growth, and transforming lives through knowledge and literacy.


The mission of the Friends is to support the Bosler Memorial Library through fundraising, promoting public awareness and volunteerism.


The Friends of the Bosler Library, established in 1957, work to promote advocation of the library and its resources and to provide library funding.


We are a separate entity from the Library and have our own by-laws and financial reporting and auditing.  Your membership in the Friends organization is not the same as your financial donations to the Library's annual giving campaign.

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The Friends

P.O. Box 730

Carlisle, PA 17013


The Bookery


The Bookery takes used books, movies, etc. donated to the Library and sells them to the public for excellent prices, and this, over the years, has allowed the Friends of Bosler Memorial Library to be one of the largest financial donors to the Bosler Memorial Library and its programs.


We ACCEPT donations of:


  • books (hardback, paperback)
  • audio books
  • CD/DVD
  • music on CD/DVD
  • movies on DVD
  • games
  • puzzles
  • current magazines (no older than 6 months) in good condition


All in GOOD, SALABLE CONDITION.  If you are unsure of the condition of your books, the question to ask yourself is “Would I pay $1 for a book, game, etc., in this condition?”


We CANNOT ACCEPT donations of:


  • Cassette or VHS tapes (music or book-related)
  • Vinyl records
  • Condensed Books
  • Encyclopedias or textbooks older than year 2000
  • Ex-library books
  • NO DAMAGED BOOKS--wet or water damaged, pet damaged, smelly, moldy, or very dirty


The Friends also sell some of the books we receive on Amazon. So if you shop for used books on Amazon you might run across us there. When we receive items that have value and should be of interest to the right person, but that person is unlikely to walk through The Bookery’s door, we list the items on Amazon.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A LARGE DONATION – more than 10 boxes – please contact the Bookery in advance to arrange the donation so we can be sure to have volunteers capable of handling such a large donation on hand. Depending on the size of your donation you may be asked to talk to The Bookery’s manager prior to making your donation.




158 West High Street

(inside the Bosler Memorial Library -- East Wing





Tuesday - 10 am to 7 pm

Thursday - 10 am to 7 pm

Friday - 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

Friends of Bosler Memorial Library 2015