September 20, 2014

Amherst Block Party!

In case you missed it, there was a rockin' block party downtown on Thursday!  While there were contortionists and stilt-walkers and dancers and loads of tasty foods to eat, the real star of the evening was THIS booth.

Postcards, a raffle for autographed hardcover books, and lollipops.  Good times.

September 19, 2014

May we have the envelope, please?

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our five winning raffle tickets from last night's block party in hand.  And the winners are...

(Drum roll, please.)

... Jade Lebel, Jayden Perez, Joanne J., Rob Mattson, and Nina Kliman!!!!

Message us so we can get your your hardcover, author-signed, way cool books!

Happy reading,
the Friends

2014 National Book Award nonfcition contenders

There's only one woman under consideration for the nonfiction National Book Award.  

Just some food for thought...

September 18, 2014

Book groups!!

Does fall make you want to curl up with a good book and a steaming mug of tea in front of a roaring fire?  Maybe you want to check out the Jones book groups?  They've got five, count 'em, FIVE book clubs to choose from.

(The Friends kind of think you should read this book 
just for its cover alone.)

September 17, 2014


The Jones Library Children’s Department will present a STORYWALK as part of the town’s second annual Poetry Festival on September 19, 20, 21, featuring the book PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni and Slade Morrison. Follow the pages of the book displayed in a succession of store windows starting at the Toy Box at the north end of North Pleasant St. and ending at the Jones Library Children’s Room. Storywalk guides can be picked up at the library or at any of the participating stores. At the end of the walk participants sign in at the Children’s Room to register for a raffle prize.

Got books?

Do you have extra books floating around your house 
and no place to put them? 
Do the Friends have ideas for YOU...