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Auction to benefit Shippensburg Public Library

SHIPPENSBURG — The Friends of the Shippensburg Public Library will sponsor a public auction at 2 p.m. July 30 at Hershey Auctioneering Service, 1011 Ritner Highway, Shippensburg. Proceeds will benefit the Library Expansion Capital Campaign.


Angela Sachleben, a volunteer, said the auction will feature a variety of items that were not sold during April’s library estate sale. Among the items will be a clarinet, flute, floral couch, wooden chairs and rockers, computer desk, fireplace mantle, antique tools, china, pottery, glass items and framed artwork.


More than $7,000 was raised for the Capital Campaign at the estate sale, which was held at the Branch Creek offices. Sachleben attributed the success to teamwork.


“We were so pleased,” she said. “We had support from the Friends and the (library) board, and friends of Friends and friends of the board, and the community was great. We had a great response.


“All of the rooms of the Branch Creek offices were filled with furniture, antiques, jewelry, crafts, kitchen supplies, pictures, collectibles, china — and everything was donated by area residents.”


The Shippensburg Public Library, 73 W. King St., is located in the former George Stewart house. The expansion project includes the construction of an addition onto the existing library, which will house offices and rooms for library operations; an elevator in the addition that will access the current library; and installation of a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system. The electrical and fire alarm system will also be updated.


Library director Susan Sanders said additional renovations will include “bringing our telecommunications up to speed, upgrading windows, making things more energy efficient, making repairs to the infrastructure of the building, and having an expanded parking area.”


The Capital Campaign was launched in 2009.


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