Giving Tuesday Guide for Facebook Matching Donations
Nov
27
5:00 AM05:00

Giving Tuesday Guide for Facebook Matching Donations

This Giving Tuesday, Facebook will be matching donations made through their platform. We ask for your support in helping us reach more donors to get a larger matching donation from Facebook.

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1) Go to this link: https://fb.com/fund/FriendMultCoLib/. This should start you down the process of creating a fundraiser for friends of the Multnomah County Library. However, you can also select the fundraiser button on the left hand bar of your Facebook homepage and search for friends of Multnomah County Library. Please make sure it is Multnomah County as there are many Friends of the Library groups across the country.

2) Enter how much money you want to raise and your end date.

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3) Click “Next.”

4) Revise the text for why you are raising money and make it personal to you. Remember to include that their donation will be matched to encourage greater participation. A draft description is included by default, but we encourage you to revise it to make it your own.

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5) Click “Next.”

6) Choose a cover photo and drag to reposition. It defaults to our logo, but you can choose one of our recent photos or upload one of your own. I chose a photo of Ted Coonfield, who uncovered his own memoir when browsing a recent book sale of ours.

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7) Click “Create.”

8) Click “Get Started” when Facebook encourages you to invite friends and share on your timeline.

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9) Click on the “Invite” button next to the names of the friends you want to invite.

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10) Click ”Done.”

11) Write in any additional details you want to include in the section that Facebook prompts you with “I created this fundraiser because…” We encourage you to again mention that their donation will be matched by Facebook for those who don’t scroll all the way down to read the fundraiser details.

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12) Click “Post.”

13) Click “Donate” on your own fundraiser in the timeline.

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14) Select a donation amount you are comfortable with and fill in credit card information and an explanation for why you donated. Keep the default of “public” when Facebook asks “Who can see that you donated?” We ask you to donate to your own fundraiser to get things started so that your fundraiser doesn’t show a big old goose egg in the amount raised section. This improves the social proof of the worthiness of the cause and is called “salting the tip jar.” However, unlike real tip jars, you are being very forthright as your name is publicly included as a donor on this fundraiser.

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15) In addition to the post on your timeline, we encourage you to call, text, email, and speak with your friends face-to-face about this. Ask them to check your timeline and donate what they can to get Facebook to match their donation. This is necessary outreach to bring this to your network’s attention because there are so many posts on social media that your post may get pushed to the bottom of their feed, or they may quickly scroll past it.

If you read the fine print from Facebook, you’ll see that the matching begins at 8am (5am Pacific Time) on Giving Tuesday and will last until the pot of matching funds is depleted. So we encourage you to ask your friends to donate early on Giving Tuesday. This promotion is a big opportunity for nonprofits like us. Last year, $45 million was raised on Giving Tuesday through Facebook’s platform.

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Portland Book Festival 2018
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Portland Book Festival 2018

The Friends have supported this great festival from the beginning and we are proud to be a part of the festival formerly known as Wordstock once again. This year’s festival includes author readings and discussions, family activities, concerts, and plenty of food and drink options. Drop by our booth to shop a great selection of used books and featured merchandise from the Friends Library Store.

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Fall Sale Teacher Discount Day
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Sale Teacher Discount Day

Educators, we're pleased to once again offer our Teacher Discount Day at the Fall Sale on Sunday, October 28. All educators with a school ID get 50% off everything in our inventory, including all books and media. 

A voucher for $3 parking in the hotel garage will be provided with purchase.

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Fall Used Book Sale
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Fall Used Book Sale

  • Lloyd Center DoubleTree (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Members Only Pre-Sale

Friday, October 26, 6pm-9pm 

We’ll have a roster of current members at the sale door and memberships will be available for purchase/renewal at the sale. 

General Sale

Saturday, Oct 27, 9am-9pm  - Literary Trivia and Bar 6pm-9pm
Sunday, Oct 28, 11am-5pm - 50% off with Educator ID
Monday, Oct 29, 9am-3pm - 50% EVERYTHING

Collector's Corner Friday and Saturday only

Location

Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall
1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232

Getting There

Easy TriMet and MAX access - Lloyd Center stop serviced by Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines.

Parking available on street and in the on-site parking garage. $3 parking vouchers available.

The Selection

Thousands of donated books and materials - well sorted
• Gently used books
• Audiovisual materials
• Sheet music, comics, pamphlets, and maps

Categories

Architecture, Art, Biography, Children's, Classics, Comics, Cooking, Crafts, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Literature, Math, Mystery, Old Books, Performing Arts, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Reference, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sports, Travel, Westerns, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Audio Books, and many others

Scanners, Smartphones & Electronic Devices Usage

Allowed only during General Sale (not during Friday's Members Only Pre-Sale), at book sale tables, and on individual items. Items may not be set aside to be scanned later.

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Rose City Book & Paper Fair
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Rose City Book & Paper Fair

  • Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friends of the Library will have a booth this year at the 12th annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair hosted by the Cascade Booksellers Association. There will be more than 60 dealers of the best in used, rare and antiquarian books and ephemera at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, June 15 2:00-8:00
Saturday, June 16th 10:00-5:00

Admission $3, good for both days.
Discount parking passes available at the fair.

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Annual Membership Meeting & Friends Library Store Birthday Celebration
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Membership Meeting & Friends Library Store Birthday Celebration

Join us for the Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting and the Friends Library Store's 21st birthday party, open to all current members. RSVP NOW. Helping us celebrate will be guest speaker, author Molly Gloss. A fourth-generation Oregonian, she is the bestselling author of The Jump-Off CreekThe Dazzle of DayWild LifeThe Hearts of Horses and Falling From Horses. Her work has earned numerous awards, including an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN West Fiction Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award; and a Whiting Writers Award. We will also hear from Vailey Oehlke, Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.

Exercise your voting privileges as members and say farewell to exiting board members while enjoying light refreshments. We will also be debuting a new custom item designed for the Friends Library Store. Come early to shop at the store, as all members will receive 20% off their purchases that day to celebrate! 

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Spring Sale Teacher Discount Day
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Sale Teacher Discount Day

Educators, we're pleased to once again offer our Teacher Discount Day at the Spring Sale on Sunday, May 6. All educators with a school ID get 50% off everything in our inventory, including all books and media. 

A voucher for $3 parking in the hotel garage will be provided with purchase.

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Spring Used Book Sale
May
4
to May 7

Spring Used Book Sale

  • Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Members Only Pre-Sale

Friday, May 4, 6pm-9pm 

Join online today or at the sale. We’ll have a roster of current members at the sale door. 

General Sale

Saturday, May 5, 9am-9pm  - Trivia Contest + Cash Bar 6pm-9pm
Sunday, May 6, 11am-5pm  - Educators get 50% off with Teacher ID
Monday, May 7, 9am-3pm - 50% off EVERYTHING

Collector's Corner Friday and Saturday only

Location

Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall
1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232

Getting There

Easy TriMet and MAX access - Lloyd Center stop serviced by Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines.

Parking available on street and in the on-site parking garage. $3 parking vouchers available.

The Selection

Thousands of donated books and materials - well sorted
• Gently used books
• Audiovisual materials
• Sheet music, comics, pamphlets, and maps

Categories

Architecture, Art, Biography, Children's, Classics, Comics, Cooking, Crafts, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Literature, Math, Mystery, Old Books, Performing Arts, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Reference, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sports, Travel, Westerns, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Audio Books, and many others

Scanners, Smartphones & Electronic Devices Usage

Allowed only during General Sale (not during Friday's Members Only Pre-Sale), at book sale tables, and on individual items. Items may not be set aside to be scanned later.

Volunteer at the Book Sale

Our volunteer application window is now closed. See you at the fall sale!

FAQ's

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Market St. Pub Friends & Family Night
Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Market St. Pub Friends & Family Night

Join us for a festive Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Market Street Pub in downtown Portland. You can eat, drink, and support your local library all at the same time. 50% of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. 

While not required, reservations can be made for groups of 5 or more and the pub can accommodate parties of up to 20. Call (503) 497-0160 to book a table!

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Wordstock 2017
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Wordstock 2017

The Friends have supported this great festival from the beginning and we are proud to be a part of Wordstock once again. This year’s festival includes author readings and discussions, family activities, concerts, and plenty of food and drink options. Drop by our booth to shop a great selection of used books and featured merchandise from the Friends Library Store.

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Fall Used Book Sale
Oct
6
to Oct 9

Fall Used Book Sale

Members Only Pre-Sale

Friday, October 6, 6pm-9pm 

We’ll have a roster of current members at the sale door and memberships will be available for purchase/renewal at the sale. 

General Sale

Saturday, Oct 7, 9am-9pm  - Literary Trivia and Bar 6pm-9pm
Sunday, Oct 8, 11am-5pm - 50% off with Educator ID
Monday, Oct 9, 9am-3pm - 50% EVERYTHING

Collector's Corner Friday and Saturday only

Location

Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall
1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232

Getting There

Easy TriMet and MAX access - Lloyd Center stop serviced by Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines.

Parking available on street and in the on-site parking garage. $3 parking vouchers available.

The Selection

Thousands of donated books and materials - well sorted
• Gently used books
• Audiovisual materials
• Sheet music, comics, pamphlets, and maps

Categories

Architecture, Art, Biography, Children's, Classics, Comics, Cooking, Crafts, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Literature, Math, Mystery, Old Books, Performing Arts, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Reference, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sports, Travel, Westerns, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Audio Books, and many others

Scanners, Smartphones & Electronic Devices Usage

Allowed only during General Sale (not during Friday's Members Only Pre-Sale), at book sale tables, and on individual items. Items may not be set aside to be scanned later.

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Friends at the OHSU Farmers Market
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Friends at the OHSU Farmers Market

Join Friends of the Library once again at the OHSU Farmers Market. We'll be selling a fantastic selection of used books and literary gifts. Need inspiration for your next meal? Pick up a cookbook! Or carry your veggies in style with one of our totes and support local farmers and your library at the same time.

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Books for Beer at NE Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Books for Beer at NE Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

We are teaming up with the Laurelwood Pub to help support the Multnomah County Library. Trade a book for a beer or a children's book for a root beer all day!* Friends of the Library volunteers and staff will be on site from 5-8pm to sell memberships and collect book donations, but the offer is good all day. Friends of the Library will receive 20% of the pub's proceeds for the day.

*Limit one free beer per person. 

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Rose City Book & Paper Fair
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Rose City Book & Paper Fair

  • Lloyd Center DoubleTree (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friends of the Library will be at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair, showcasing special and collectible items. This year's offerings will include a rich cache of books on the outdoors and traditional sport (archery, hunting, deer-stalking, angling, camping, guns), a sampling of Buckminster Fuller, slipcased collectible gift books, Anchor/Doubleday and other books with Edward Gorey covers, scarce selections from the library's historic John Wilson collection and more. Our booth is twice as large this year because we just have too many goodies to fit in the old space!

Friday, June 16 2:00-8:00 & Saturday, June 17 10:00-5:00

For more information visit the Cascade Booksellers Association website.

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Annual Meeting
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting

Join us for the Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting, open to all current members.  Our guest speaker will be Brian Wilson, who chaired the 2012 Library District campaign. He is a current member of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the library's planning process and will speak about the library's plans to date.  Exercise your voting privileges as members and say farewell to exiting board members while enjoying light refreshments. 

Don't forget to come early to shop at the Friends Library Store, where all members will receive 20% off their purchases that day. 

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Spring Sale Teacher Discount Day
Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Sale Teacher Discount Day

Educators, we're pleased to be offering our first Teacher Discount Day at the Spring Sale on Sunday, April 23. All educators with a school ID get 50% off everything in our inventory, including all books and media. 

A voucher for $3 parking in the hotel garage will be provided with purchase.

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Market Street Pub Friends & Family Night
Feb
28
to Mar 1

Market Street Pub Friends & Family Night

  • McMenamins Market Street Pub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a festive Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Market Street Pub in downtown Portland. You can eat, drink, and support your local library all at the same time. 50% of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. 

While not required, reservations can be made for groups of 5 or more and the pub can accommodate parties of up to 20. Call (503) 497-0160 to book a table!

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