The Friends have four major fundraising events, the Fall and Spring Book Sales, December Holiday Green Sale and the biannual Winter Interlude.

  • The Fall Book Sale has thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, CD, DVDs, and audio books at very reasonable prices. Especially popular are the children’s book and games section and the rare or vintage tables. Held on a Saturday in November with Members preview the day prior, the sale is a simple $10 a bag bargain with a line that starts early.
  • The Spring Sale, traditionally held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, brings spring to the Falls Library.  Inside is our fabulous Book Sale with all the same promise as the Fall sale but outside the Library garden is transformed with blooming plants expertly selected and displayed for sale, homemade baked goods offered through East Falls best bakers, hotdogs with all the toppings, popcorn from our new popcorn machine and all accompanied by  great weather.
  • Holiday Greens Sale, held in early December in cooperation with Vault + Vine on Midvale Avenue.  The Sale is the first two Saturdays and Sundays following Thanksgiving and the combo of selling trees and V&V’s holiday bazaar makes the event a great spot to see friends and support two great organizations. The Friends choose only Fraser firs for their lasting beauty and fine architecture.
  • Every other year, the Friends hold a social gathering for all of East Falls in mid-February at the Library called The Winter Interlude. The Library great room is transformed into an evening winter wonderland of blue and white. With special permission, we host a wine bar, a sumptuous dessert buffet and a silent auction-all donation-from gift certificates to local businesses to hand made gifts. Tickets are sold in advance or at the door.  It’s a great way to get involved.

Free to all, the East Falls Performers, modestly referred to as a Wendy Moody/Caroline Davidson Production, is a night of sheer delight featuring a broad range of local musical talent and sponsored by the Friends. Every year the competition gets tighter and the open spots smaller.  This fall event is a must for understanding why we say, “our Library is the heart of East Falls.”

Having fun at the Winter Interlude – Photo by Brian Mudri