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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
Sat, Feb 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Make knitted hats using looms & yarn provided. No experience is necessary--it's fast & easy.

Sat, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Baby & Me Time is a 1/2 hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Sat, Feb 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Time with popcorn and beverages as we watch Spider-Man: Far From Home. PG-13 ; 130 Minutes

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Game master Jane will start the adventurers off in their new campaign. So if you are a player and you're looking for a D&D group or if... more
Game master Jane will start the adventurers off in their new campaign. So if you are a player and you're looking for a D&D group or if you have always been curious about the game then come join us!

Sat, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native adult speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and... more
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native adult speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and conversation skills with the help of a bilingual guide.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. Please register all attendees so we... more
Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
This month's Musical Monday film is Yesterday (2019). Rated PG-13. Ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Run time: 104... more
This month's Musical Monday film is Yesterday (2019). Rated PG-13. Ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Run time: 104 min. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. Please register all attendees so we... more
Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.

Mon, Feb 24, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room A
Adults are invited to de-stress and relax with pencils and coloring sheets provided by the library. Or bring your own!

Mon, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Library foyer - Library foyer
The US Census Bureau is looking to hire 5,000 workers in our area. Roy Gillis will be here to answer your questions about working for... more
The US Census Bureau is looking to hire 5,000 workers in our area. Roy Gillis will be here to answer your questions about working for the Census Bureau and also to help you with the application.

Mon, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Mon, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Enjoy this romantic comedy that centers around the possibilities of leap day. Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John... more
Enjoy this romantic comedy that centers around the possibilities of leap day. Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, and Noel O'Donovan.

Mon, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Play Scrabble or other word games with friends and meet new ones. All games--as well as coffee and tea--will be provided. Join the fun!

Mon, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
St. John - Entry
Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Mon, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Hobart - Quiet Study Room
Every Monday in the Hobart Study Room, 2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are... more
Every Monday in the Hobart Study Room, 2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. What she sees at closing sends her... more
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. What she sees at closing sends her sprinting back into the zoo.

Mon, Feb 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Teens, have you learned cursive? Do you feel comfortable using cursive? We will work on writing the alphabet in upper and lower cases,... more
Teens, have you learned cursive? Do you feel comfortable using cursive? We will work on writing the alphabet in upper and lower cases, signing your name, and beyond.

Mon, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Enjoy this romantic comedy that centers around the possibilities of leap day. Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John... more
Enjoy this romantic comedy that centers around the possibilities of leap day. Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, and Noel O'Donovan.

Mon, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!