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We have some great shopping ideas for the holidays – Books! Books! Books!

The Friends’ Used Bookstore is open at Kezar Library at 107 Church Street during regular library hours.

The Bookstore is coming to Graubner at 35821 Van Dyke!  The official launch is on Saturday, December 13 from 10 am – 6 pm – with refreshments and free gift bags. The book carts at Graubner will feature better quality books that are perfect for holiday shopping.

Our Special Holiday Sale at Kezar will feature Books for Children – Saturday, December 20 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.


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Please join us for the Book Cart Launch at Graubner

Saturday, December 13 from 10 am to 6 pm

Starting on December 13, the Friends will have two book carts with specially selected better-quality books for sale every Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.  We hope you will come and shop for the book lovers on your holiday list. We will celebrate our launch with refreshments and free holiday gift wrapping! 

Graubner Book Cart Prices:
Hard Cover Books – $4 or as marked
Soft Cover Trade Paperback Books – $2 each
Children’s Books – 50 cents each
DVDs – $4 each
Audio – 2 for $5

Smiling Faces Needed!

Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm starting December 20

We are asking volunteers to take 2 hour shifts on Saturdays at the book carts at Graubner Library to sell books and be a ‘Friends’ ambassador to library patrons. Please call Donna at (248) 736-1649 to learn about this volunteer opportunity and schedule a time to help out.

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Every third Saturday, the Friends of the Romeo District Library host a special book sale when shoppers can browse the entire stock in the basement at the Kezar Library of the Romeo District Library. On November 15, the Friends will host the Big Mystery Book Sale to focus on their large and diverse collection of mystery books and to offer them at special prices.

Jean Viviano, president of the Friends, says “The Big Mystery Book Sale is being held in November for a reason! The weather is getting colder and it’s the time of year when everyone likes to curl up with a good mystery story.”

The Friends Used Bookstore on the upper floor of Kezar Library is open Monday – Saturday during Kezar Library’s regular business hours. All proceeds from the book sales directly support enhancement to services Romeo District Library provides to the residents of Bruce and Washington Townships and the Village of Romeo. The Friends of the Romeo District Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the collections and programs of the Romeo District Library.

Date and Time:
10:30 am – 1 pm on Saturday, November 15, 2012

Friends Used Bookstore
Romeo District Library – Kezar Library
107 Church Street, Romeo, Michigan

Hard Cover and Trade Paperback Mysteries – 2/$1
Mass Market Paperback Mysteries – 3/$1
Special / Better Quality Books – Priced as marked



Our monthly book sale will be on Saturday, October 18 at Kezar Library from 10-1:30.  What an opportunity to stock up on books for winter!  Don’t forget that we have a very diverse selection of both fiction and non-fiction – including westerns, Christian literature, Spanish language books, and poetry for youth and adults.

SPECIALS – October 18 only
Hard Cover Crime, Horror or Thriller are 2 for $3 (normally $2 each)
We’ll take 10% off your purchase $10 and over! (This is a correction from our original post)

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We are so excited about the Friends Big Book Sale coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! The Sale is open during regular Library hours at the Kezar Branch of the Romeo District Library at 107 Church Street in Romeo. Come on downstairs and browse our full stock of hard cover/ soft cover, fiction and non-fiction books – including some special books and collections.  Our friendly volunteers are waiting to help you!


ALL TRADE PAPERBACK (includes Non-Fiction) – 3/$1.00

ALL MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS (includes Romance, True Crime, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Suspense, and Classics) – 5/$1.00


NON-FICTION HARD COVER—2/$1.00 – unless individually marked




You were probably wondering when the next Big Book Sale was happening. Good News!  It is coming on September 18, 19 and 20 at Kezar Library during regular posted library hours. Check back for more details and information about featured books and authors!

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Every third Saturday we open our entire bookstore stock at Kezar Library for you to browse. Our stock changes quickly – so it is worth a visit every month! This month we have a beautiful full set of hard cover Agatha Christie and many other new treasures!

Please come and shop for treasures with us!

Saturday, August 16 from 10:30am to 1:30 pm

Kezar Library at 107 Church Street in the Village of Romeo

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From time to time, the Friends Used Bookstore receives items that are of a higher value. Special effort is made to sell those items at close to market price and increase the funding we provide to the Library. Special items may be saved for a special Friends rare book auction, sold online or sold to booksellers.

NEW ARRIVAL – Agatha Christie full set: Full set (83) books of Agatha Christie mystery books. Nicely bound in dark blue with gold lettering. Set includes “An Autobiography” which ha slight damage to the back cover.

Please contact us at friendsofrdl@yahoo.com with inquiries.

Book Store Basement

Every third Saturday we open our entire bookstore stock at Kezar Library for you to browse. Our stock changes quickly – so it is worth a visit every month! This month we have several books on journalism and writing; new civil war books; children’s books on a range of subjects and much more.

Please come and shop for treasures with us!

Saturday, July 19 from 10:30am to 1:30 pm

Kezar Library at 107 Church Street in the Village of Romeo

Thursday Wash by Vianna Szabo

Art in the Garden

Artists associated with the Starkweather Arts Center will share their artistic skill and talent and love of the outdoors at the 2014 Garden Walk. They carry on the fine tradition of ‘en plein air’ painting (or painting in the open air) that began with the French Impressionists and endures to this day. These artists will creating art at some of the gardens featured in the Garden Walk and their work will be displayed at Moonflowers Afterglow. Featured image is “Thursday Wash” by Vianna Szabo of Romeo. Thank you to these artists for their generosity: Robert Fionda, Mary Marple, Christina Haylett, Evelyn Raiter, Sandra LaBaere and Vianna Szabo.

The Romeo Area Garden Walk is from 10am – 5 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Tickets are $10 per person in advance; $12 per person on day of Garden Walk

Moonflowers Afterglow is from 6-9pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 219 North Main in Romeo. Tickets are $20.

Tickets are available at:
Romeo District Library – Graubner Library: 65821 Van Dyke, Washington Township
Romeo District Library – Kezar Library: 107 Church Street, Romeo
Starkweather Arts Center: 219 North Main Street, Romeo
Tickets can also be purchased online using the link below