Pride Month 2024

Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride with these reads!

National Cheese Day

Celebrate National Cheese Day with these delicious titles!

Christian Fiction

Christian fiction recommendations in areas of drama, contemporary romance, suspense, historical, and speculative.

National Poetry Month 2024

Celebrate the art of poetry this April with the St. Joseph County Public Library!

Black History Month 2024

A choice selection of both fiction and nonfiction titles to celebrate Black History Month!

Friends of the Library Bookstore hours change January 2024

Beginning January 1, 2024 the hours of the Friends of the Library Bookstore will change. The bookstore will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, and will not be open late on the first Friday of the month.

The Bookstore offers a wide variety of books and materials at very reasonable prices.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the St. Joe County Public Library.

Donate your new or used books to the Friends of the Library Bookstore on Fridays during the book sale. You may also drop off donations to any library branch during normal business hours.

Donated books should be in good condition and recent. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines older than two years old. When you donate a book, remember that all donated books do not necessarily enter the sale. Our Friends of the Library team considers the cost of materials and labor when adding books into the collection, and badly damaged or dated books will be recycled.

Book Prices

(unless otherwise marked)

Adult Nonfiction Books$1.50
All Fiction Books$1.00
Paperbacks (Mass Market, All ages)$0.25
Children’s Books$1.00 or priced as marked
Audio Books$1.00
Music CD’s$0.50
DVD’s$2.00 and up
Purple X itemsFREE
Special TitlesPriced as marked

Back to School: All Classmates are Welcome

It’s Back to School season once again! Your student might meet new friends this year; here’s some books to help your students be kind to all classmates.

Hot Books for Hot Summer Days

Too hot to go outside? Stay inside and read a HOT book instead.


Fall head-over-heels at your library with our curated lists. 

SciFi and Fantasy

Short stories and favorites from the bookshelves of your favorite fantasy characters.

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