Friends of Fredricksen Fall Book & Media Sale
September 20 through September 23
Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!
Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!
You may purchase sale items on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 8:30 pm if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable above from this webpage.
The public sale begins Friday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books (small-sized paperbacks, 50 cents; larger trade paperbacks, $1.00; hardbacks, $2.00). A few unusual and collectible editions are sold at special prices.
For the Sunday BAG SALE, the minimum charge for admission (including browsing) is $10.00 entitling you to two Friends-supplied bags (no personal bags, please) for $10.00. There is no limitation on the number of two-bags-for-$10.00 that may be purchased. Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the summer! All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the library.
The Friends of Fredricksen Library serve three functions:
to advocate for library funding with local legislators; to raise funds to help meet the costs of special programming and new equipment; and to volunteer time at the library.
Special thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated items and services to the 2017 Silent Auction. Proceeds from last year’s book sales and Silent Auction have been dispersed this year to fund Children’s, Teen, and Adult Programing, a popcorn machine, new book carts, Staff and Volunteer recognition, a new refrigerator and stack cutting machine, Book Pages (a monthly adult book reviewing paper), and two new chip enabled devices as well as a donation to the Building Fund to help with funding the new lower level entrance.
Philip Spike Hensel – President
Lee Johnson - Vice President
Barrett Sheridan – Secretary
Diane Myers - Treasurer
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
When 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
- 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:
Please re-evaluate your donations if they:
Materials that would be better donated to another charity of your choice:
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.
Donation 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.