The Friends of the Slidell Library (FSL), a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976, will celebrate their 47th anniversary in 2023. FSL expanded their scope of service in 2011 and 2015 and now provides support to the Lacombe, Pearl River, Slidell and South Slidell Branch Libraries. FSL raises funds through sales and silent auctions of used books, media items and a variety of other items.
Sherri Kaba, President (985) 774-6623
Sandy Crosby, Vice-President (985) 649-2020, (985) 290-6949
Mail: 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
Annual FSL membership dues begin at $5 for individuals and $8 for families (parents and minor children in the same household). Life memberships for one person are $150.
Recent purchases with FSL Funds include: a new outdoor book drop, two benches, and oak trees for the Pearl River Branch, a large monitor (to be used for Library announcements and Library news) mounted behind the South Slidell Branch Circulation Desk; artwork for the Slidell and Pearl River Branch Libraries; supplies to maintain the Herb Garden located on the grounds of the Slidell Branch Library; funds to support the Herb Fest which is co-sponsored with the St. Tammany Master Gardeners; multiple copies of the publication "Book Pages" for free distribution in the Lacombe, Pearl River, Slidell and South Slidell Branch Libraries; an interactive play wall for the Children's Area in the South Slidell Branch; computer chairs for the Slidell Branch, framed posters for the children's area at the South Slidell Branch; concert series with music performances at the Slidell, Lacombe, Pearl River and South Slidell Branches; magazine shelving for the Slidell Branch; and 10 iPads for use in classes.
All FSL activities are performed by FSL member volunteers. Please consider joining the Friends of the Slidell Library and help us provide support to our branch libraries. Membership applications can be downloaded via the link above or picked up at the circulation desks at the Lacombe, Pearl River, Slidell and South Slidell Branch Libraries. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. We value your friendship and offer a membership premium with paid memberships and renewals. Members also receive a newsletter and notification of events/sales via email.
Friends of the Slidell Library Officers and Board Members
Sherri Kaba, President
Sandy Crosby, Vice-President
Becky Taylor, Secretary
Ginnie Arabie, Treasurer
Board of Directors, 2022-2023
Jerry Ann Henderson
2023 Board Meetings
FSL meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.
2023 Used Book Sales
All book sales are held in the meeting room of the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. The FSL Member's Preview Sale is conducted from 5-7:30 pm on Friday evenings before the public sale on Saturdays. The public sales on Saturdays take place beginning at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
Book sale prices range from 10¢ to $3. At times, special collections with higher prices are included in the sales. Memberships and renewals are available at the door.
All monies raised provide support for the Lacombe, Pearl River, Slidell and South Slidell Branch Libraries.
|January 20- 21||Used Book Sale|
|February 17 - 18||BNI Sale – Multi-media/romance paperbacks (our only sale with AV & media-items)|
|March 31- April 1||Used Book Sale|
|May 5 – 6||Used Book Sale|
|July 21 – 22||Used Book Sale|
|August 18-19||Used Book Sale|
|October 20 – 21||Used Book Sale|
|December 1-2||Used Book Sales|
(Note that the preview sale for FSL members takes place on the Friday dates above from 5-7:30 pm. Memberships/renewals available at the door. Public sale on Saturday dates from 9-3 pm.)
2023 Silent Auctions
Silent auctions will be held every four weeks in the Slidell Branch Library display cases near the meeting room. Silent auction items will include books and some non-book items which have been selected from donated items over the past few years. All of them items are pre-owned and are in good to excellent condition. They have been selected for inclusion in the silent auctions due to their subject matter, interest to possible collectors, uniqueness and local interest.
All silent auction items have minimum bids and minimum bid increments of $1.00. Bids are placed in person by using the bid book located at the Circulation Desk. Please note that auction items are described in detail inside the bid book and that library staff members are not permitted to open the display cases to allow bidders to physically inspect the items for bid. High bidders do not have to be present at the end of the auction. They will be notified by telephone or email and must pick up items within 7 days or the item will default to the next highest bidder.
All monies raised help to provide support to the Lacombe, Pearl River, Slidell and South Slidell Branch Libraries.
Silent Auctions inside display cases Slidell Branch Library. Auction themes change monthly. Tentative auction themes and beginning auction dates in 2023 will include:
|January 10||U.S. Civil War|
|February 7||Art, Art History, Art Techniques, Artists, etc.|
|March 7||World War II|
|April 4||Louisiana & the South|
|May 2||Popular Culture|
|July 6||The American West, Native Americans, etc.|
|August 8||Coffee Table (large format) Books|
|September 7||U.S. Civil War|
|October 3||Popular Culture|
|November 7||History, Biography, Warfare, etc.|
|December 5||Louisiana & the South|
(Note that auction themes are subject to change)
2023 Second Saturday Special Sales (SSSSales)
Second Saturday Special Sales are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. SSSSales feature several hundred pre-owned items on a particular subject or theme.
Item prices are fixed: hardback books- $3 each, soft cover books- $2 each, mass market paperback books- $1 each, magazines- 4 for $1, DVDs- $2 per disk and children's books- $1 each.
SSSSales (Second Saturday Special Sales) 10-1 pm inside the Slidell Branch Library near the Silent Auction display cases on the following Saturday dates:
|February 11||Newer Fiction|
|March 11||Gardening, Crafts, Home Improvement|
|April 8||NO SALE: Library Closed|
|May 13||History & Biography|
|June 10||Books for Children and Teens|
|July 8||Newer Fiction|
|September 9||Louisiana & the South|
|October 14||Newer Fiction|
|November 11||Topic to be determined|
|December 9||Books for children & teens|
(Note that SSSSale themes are subject to change)
For more information about FSL sales, auctions, memberships or to volunteer, send an email to email@example.com.
Contact Information Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. President, Sherri Kaba, 985-774-6623 Vice-President, Sandy Crosby 985-649-2020, 985-290-6949.