Second Chapter patrons: thank you for your incredible support these past 4 months. We are blown away, yet again, by the enthusiasm our pop-up bookstore has received, and your support has substantially helped fundraising for the University Park Public Library. To everyone who shopped, donated books, and put their time, effort, and love into this bookstore, THANK YOU! We could not have done it without each and every one of you.

While we will be closing our doors for the second time, we are committed to continuing to explore ways to bring back a form of Second Chapter in the future.

If you are interested in continuing to support the University Park Public Library through service and fundraising, we would love to have you as a member of the Friends! Since the Library opened in the Plaza at Preston Center in 2013, the Friends of the University Park Public Library has raised over $2,000,000 to provide high-quality materials, services, technology, and programs.


We'll Take Them

Friends of the UP Library are still accepting used books at the Peek Service Center, 4420 Worcola Street,

8:30 a.m. until 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have the books in boxes and place on tables provided in the foyer of the building. 
For additional info email

Want to Help us by Volunteering?

From time to time, there will be opportunities to sort books categorically as donations are received. If you have interest in working in this capacity, please reach out to to see what the current needs are for book sorting.


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