Friends/Silent Auction/Book Sales

Just in time for the holidays, during the Candy Cane Walk, start your holiday season at the Friends Silent Auction!

Join us as we auction off a number of items for bid including: art work, beauty, books, children’s items, holiday, food, gifts, gift cards and certificates, puzzles, and tools as well as special packages like dental services, beauty treatments, and more all donated by our generous local business partners. Once again, Hilton-Diminick Orthodontic Associates has made it possible to bid on a complete orthodontic package. During November, we display some the items for bid in the library lobby display case. Check back often as many items come in during the last few days before the auction.  Watch for photos of some of the items on flickr and facebook too!  Support Fredricksen by sharing our auction facebook posts with your friends.

Saturday bidding is from 1 to 4 pm.  You are welcome to stay past 4 to take home your winnings or you can pick up your winnings on Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

DOWNLOAD A CURRENT LIST OF AUCTION ITEMS (updated 10/23/17)

 

CHECK OUT THESE SPECIAL ITEMS!

• Hilton & Diminick – Orthodontic Package - Value $6400 / Starting Bid $4900

• YMCA Family Membership for a year - Value $1000 / Starting Bid $700

• Dr. Rina Singh – teeth whitening package - Value $398/Starting Bid $150

• Creative Elegance – (2) gift certificates - Value $100 each / Starting Bid $75 each

• Wolf Furniture – area rug – Value $500/Starting Bid $250

• The Complete Mozart Collection – 180CD’s – Value $1999/Starting Bid $500

 


Download the Friends brochure 


 

The Friends of Fredricksen serves several functions:

  • Raise funds to help our library meet the costs of special programming & new equipment
  • Volunteer time at the library
  • Advocate for library funding with local legislators when bills come before county & state officials
Officers     Committees

Jim Cawley – President

“Chip” Abrams - Vice President

Barrett Sheridan – Secretary

Diane Myers - Treasurer 

 

   

Book Sales

Silent Auction

Membership

Publicity

Legislative

Download the Friends brochure

 

Book Sales

The profits from the semi-annual sales have been used for:

  • The self-check unit in the Pollock Children’s Library
  • Shelving units and other equipment requested by the Library staff
  • Programs in the Pollock Children’s Library
  • Teen events at Fredricksen
  • Meeting our building fund pledge

book saleWhen you leave your donations at the reference desk, the first step is a quick review by the staff to see if your item might meet a need in the circulating collection or be appropriate for the ongoing book sale. The majority of the books are then sorted by teams of volunteers from the Friends. Once the materials have been sorted, they are packed and stored until the week of the sale.

During the week of the sale, an army of volunteers is needed to erect tables, move books from storage on to the tables, arrange the books so that our shoppers can find the perfect item, and then staff the sale. Finally, when the sale is over, all remaining items are packed for distribution to others who can make use of them:

  • East Pennsboro Friends for their sale
  • Charitable organizations working with children and adults
  • Veterans
  • Overseas missions
  • Day care centers
  • Other libraries

The golden rule when considering a donation is “Would I give this to a Friend?”

The donations appreciated are:

  • Children’s or teen books
  • hard cover fiction or non-fiction
  • dictionaries or thesauruses
  • media in working condition, such as, DVD, music cd, books on cd, video games
  • mass market paperbacks (in “like new” condition copyright 1980 or newer)
  • trade (large) paperbacks
  • textbooks (copyright within 10 years)
  • travel books (copyright within 5 years)
  • large print books.

Please re-evaluate your donations if they:

  • are moldy, dirty or water-damaged
  • have damaged or missing pages
  • have excessive highlighting or markings

Materials that would be better donated to another charity of your choice:

  • academic journals
  • activity books
  • advanced readers copy
  • directories
  • telephone books
  • encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • LP records
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassettes
  • Harlequin romance paperbacks
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books

Thank you for your help in making our book and media sales so successful. The Friends of Fredricksen Library is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations may be deductible on your federal income taxes.

 

donationsDonation Station @ Fredricksen First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Friends of Fredricksen have established Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.

Page Updated: 

December 1, 2016

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