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Bookstore


The library’s bookstore is staffed by volunteers, officially known as the Advocates of McAllen Public Library. If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please visit the City of McAllen Human Resources Office to fill out a Volunteer Application. Applications can also be picked up inside the bookstore. The Human Resources office is located inside City Hall at 1300 Houston Avenue and can be reached at (956) 681-3111.


Bookstore Hours:

 

Monday-Friday │ 1:00-5:00PM
Saturday │ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Sunday │ CLOSED


Contact:

 

(956) 681-3075


Prices:

 

Specialty Books: Price as marked
Adult Hardback Books: $2.00
Adult Paperback Books: $1.00
Children's or Young Adult Hardback Books: $1.00
Children's or Young Adult Paperback Books: $.50
AV Items: $1.00

 

pop up sale


Announcing the bimonthly Pop Up Book Sale at the MPL Book Store! Discover an excellent selection of gently used books featuring bestselling authors, select non-fiction, children’s, romance, paperbacks, y libros en Español. Credit Cards & Debit Cards Only.

All proceeds go to support library services and programs. Sale sponsored by McAllen Public Library Volunteer Advocates. All books (inside and outside of the bookstore) will be priced at:

Hardbacks: $1.00     Paperbacks: $0.50

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, March 2, 2024 │ 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday, May 4, 2024 │ 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday, July 6, 2024 │ 10:00AM - 2:00PM

 

Donations:

 

  • Donations are accepted Wednesdays 9:00AM - 8:00PM and Sundays 1:00 - 8:00PM.
  • Donations must be in a cardboard box or disposable bag and are limited to one box or bag per person. Boxes and bags cannot be returned.
  • Donations are accepted only at the Welcome Desk inside the lobby of the Main Library. Donations are not accepted at the drive-through window. Please do not leave donations outside.
  • Find all of the details about what kinds of materials are accepted here: Bookstore Donations

Volunteering

 

Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own! McAllen Public Library has volunteer opportunities for adults and teens (17 years or older). Examples of possible volunteer opportunities include:   

  • Work in the library bookstore
  • Be involved in the McAllen Book Festival
  • Lend a hand with Genealogy
  • Read to Seniors in Assisted Living Environments
  • Shelve library materials in proper order
  • Teach a craft class
  • Assist with library programs & events, such as the Summer Reading Program
  • Help process materials, such as cleaning DVDs and CDs
  • Help bring McAllen Public Library to the community   

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. If you’re interested in volunteering at the library, please visit the City of McAllen Human Resources Office to fill out a Volunteer Application. Applications can also be picked up inside the bookstore. The Human Resources office is located inside City Hall at 1300 Houston Avenue and can be reached at (956) 681-3111.  

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