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Books galore at FOSL book sale

By Staff | Apr 27, 2015

Friends of Shepherdstown Library’s (FOSL) Annual Book Sale Fund-Raiser will be held over Mother’s Day Weekend- Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10 at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building.

The sale is one of our big fund-Raisers for the year and was a major reason that FOSL could donate $13,000 last year to the Shepherdstown Library.

Those wishing to help can do so in the following ways:

Gathering and donating books to the book sale- One may drop off donated books at the library beforehand. Also, drop offs may be made at the War Memorial Building for three days prior to the Book Sale (during the hours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Wednesday May 6, Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8. If a book donation is so large that one needs a FOSL member to pick-up books, call Stan Mopsik at 304-870-7227. The sale will not be accepting Readers Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, and National Geographic magazines, but will accept DVDs and video games.

Volunteering pone’s time to help us set-up and run the sale-Many volunteers are needed to organize the books before the sale. Organizing the books will take place on Wednesday May 6, Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. One may volunteer for an hour or all day. Call Wendy Mopsik at 304-870-7227.

Attending the pre-sale Wine & Cheese reception- The event will be held on Friday evening May 8 (cost is $10). This reception is for Book Dealers and anyone else who wants first choice of all the books.

Patronizing the Book Sale-Come and Buy lots of books to restock your bookshelves and enhance reading lists. Come to either:

1. The Wine and Cheese reception Friday May 8, 6-8 p.m. (cost $10).

2. The Book Sale on Saturday May 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

3. The Book Sale on Sunday May 10, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Special reduced prices on the remaining books will be in effect after 12 p.m. on Sunday May 10.

All proceeds go to the Shepherdstown Public Library. FOSL also thanks Shepherdstown Storage for donating storage spaces year-round for long term storage of the books awaiting the book sale.