Friends of the Library

Friends of the PPL

The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library organization, with over 200 members, plays a significant role in supporting the library’s programs and services.

Volunteers raise money to purchase library materials and to fund a variety of programs throughout the year, including the library’s summer reading programs.

Annual Book Sale

The Annual Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The sale, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with the Little Balkans Days Celebration.

The sale includes books in several categories including mystery, fiction, romance, science fiction, horror, military, humor, pets and animals, hobby, how-to, travel, cookbooks, biographies, literature, vintage and more.

There is also a great selection of books for children and young adults. Don’t miss our specials, featuring a variety of interesting and eclectic items! Most paperbacks sell for 50 cents and hardbacks for $1.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library, an organization that purchases library materials, and sponsors programs and special events throughout the year and the reading programs for all ages.

The sale is held on the first floor of the library, which is otherwise closed for Labor Day weekend.

Preview Book Sale

Membership has its privileges. Friends members get a chance to shop early on Friday, September 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Friends of the Library Preview Sale. Beat the crowd and shop early.

Purchase or renew a membership, for as little as $5, and shop, shop, shop. We always need more friends!

How You Can Help

Donate: Donations of books and other material in good condition are now being accepted at the library. Clean out your bookshelves and help make our sale a success!

Drop off your donations any time during library hours. Friends members will be on hand during the week before the sale for anyone who needs help or has questions about donations.

After the sale, supply will be especially low for the ongoing sale in the PPL Computer Lab. Don’t forget that we gladly accept your book donations, any time of year!

Volunteer: It takes a lot of help to make our sale successful. Please let the Friends know if you are available to help before, during, or after the sale by calling the library at 620-231-8110.


The regular membership meets only once a year, usually in April. The Friends’ annual meeting includes election of officers and usually a special program, which is open to the public. The Friends’ Board of Directors meets at the library at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every other month.


You can join the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library at one of five annual membership levels as shown on the organization’s Membership Application. Just mail your completed application and dues to the Friends at the library’s address, and you will begin receiving a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of Friends’ activities.